The Police Downloader allows you to retrieve information about neighbourhood areas in all 43 English & Welsh police forces. All forces are required to keep this data accurate and up to date. Astun Data Services [ADS] provide a Police Downloader in the form of a WFS connection for you to download this information.
What data is provided
The data provided comes from the Police API (http://policeapi2.rkh.co.uk/api/docs/ and http://www.police.uk/data) and Astun take no responsibility for the accuracy of the source data. The layers available equate to the API methods or data outlined below, with some minimal post-processing where required to add geospatial data where this is not already included.
Example My Maps
Example My House
Configuring iShare for Police Downloader in Studio
The following steps outline how you can download the Police data and keep it up-to-date. First you need to open iShare Studio then you can perform the following steps:
- Create a Workflow Connection to the WFS feed provided by the Astun Data Services (ADS)
- Create a Job to Refresh the Police data
- Update the .MAP file to include these new Police layers
- Configure the Police Layers for display in iShare