As of version 6.0, WISER provides a sharing and collaboration API that is accessed via hyperlinks. All WISER platforms now support this API, leveraging these links to share substance information, material information, or reference documentation. All WISER links use the https protocol and webwiser.nlm.nih.gov domain. By default, all links point to WebWISER, the web version of WISER. If the user does not have WISER installed or is using the Mac or Windows platform, accessing a shared link will open WebWISER and display the indicated content. If the user has the iOS or Android version of WISER installed on their device, a shared link will be treated as a universal link or app link and open directly in the respective application. Links can be shared freely between WISER platforms via common text-based messaging channels, such as SMS or email. Alternatively, these links may be created manually using the specification below, allowing partners and external developers to access WISER content directly through this API.
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These components are required of all WISER API links.
|Path||See below. Examples include substance, material, or tools/referenceViewer|
Note that all parameters and values are case sensitive. Make sure to replace spaces with the "%20" unicode character.
All substance links require either a substance ID or identification data (identifier and/or identifier type). If more than one substance matches the supplied identification data (e.g. multiple substances match UN/NA 1075), the result will be a set of WISER search results, regardless of the additional parameters that are supplied (they are ignored). If the result is unique, additional parameters noted in the sections below may be supplied to customize the type and display of the substance data. Note that only substanceId is guaranteed to be unique.
URL Path: substance
|substanceId||Unique ID of the desired substance
Note that the substanceId parameter always takes precedence. If identification information is also supplied (identifier, identifierType), it is checked for validity. If this identifying information is valid, it will be used as the identification metadata for the substance with the specified substanceId. If it is invalid, it is ignored.
|Either the substanceId or identifier parameter must be provided||N/A|
|identifier||Common identifier for the substance
Identifiers supported by WISER:
|Either the substanceId or identifier parameter must be provided||substance name|
Type of identifier being used
Open chlorine and display its name.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338
Open chlorine and display its UN/NA.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&identifier=1017&identifierType=unna
Show a specific piece of information for the given substance, such as key info or treatment data. These parameters must be used in combination with substance identification parameters.
|catId||Unique ID of the desired data page to be displayed||Yes||N/A|
|menuItemId||This is the unique ID of the menu item used to navigate to the provided catId. For instance, in some profiles, protective distance is shown as a top-level leaf node in the menu; however, it also appears in the "Hazmat" collection of data categories. Though the category ID is the same in both of these cases (and thus the displayed data is the same as well), the menu item ID is different.||No||First menu item matching the provided category ID|
Open chlorine's treatment data.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&catId=85
Open chlorine's clinical signs and symptoms.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&catId=198
Show medical imagery for the given substance. These parameters must be used in combination with substance identification parameters. Note that the catId parameter must be set to 186.
|catId||Unique ID for substance image data; must equal 186||Yes||N/A|
|image||Unique OID for the image||No||N/A|
Open anthrax and display a specific image.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=436&identifier=Anthrax&identifierType=name&catId=186&menuItemId=112&image=7e8d11d689a97320bf5573e5c79be360
Show a chemical reaction for the given substance and a mix of substances and reactivity groups. These parameters must be used in combination with substance identification parameters. Note that the catId parameter must be set to 188.
|catId||Unique ID for substance chemical reactivity data; must equal 188||Yes||N/A|
|subMix||Comma-separated list of substance group IDs||No||N/A|
|groupMix||Comma-separated list of reactivity group IDs||No||N/A|
Open chemical reaction between chlorine, nitrous oxide, siloxanes, aldehydes, and tert-butylamine.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&identifier=Chlorine&identifierType=name&catId=188&menuItemId=116&subMix=359,64&groupMix=58,5
Show the protective distance data for the given substance. These parameters must be used in combination with substance identification parameters. Note that the catId parameter must be set to 165.
|catId||Unique ID for protective distance data; must equal 165||Yes||N/A|
Latitude of the location in signed degrees format
Valid range is a decimal from -90.0 degrees to 90.0 degrees.
Longitude of the location in signed degrees format
Valid range is a decimal from -180.0 degrees to 180.0 degrees.
This parameter specifies the wind direction where the spill is taking place.
Wind direction is reported by the
direction from which it originates. For example, a northerly wind blows from the
north to the south, and would have a windDir value of 0. Wind direction is usually
reported in cardinal directions or in azimuth degrees. Wind direction is measured in
degrees clockwise from due north.
Valid range is an integer from 0 degrees to 360 degrees.
Flag that signifies whether or not to display the map or protective distance data for the given substance.
true - Show the actual protective distance map.
false - Show the default protective distance data. All other protective distance parameters are ignored.
|materialUn||This parameter specifies the UN of the associated material and is paired with materialName. If materialUn is provided, materialName must also be provided.||No||Worst-case UN|
|materialName||This parameter specifies the name of the associated material. Note that multiple materials can have the same UN, but no two materials will have the same UN and name. If materialName is provided, materialUn must also be provided.||No||Worst-case name|
Specifies the size of the spill
Specifies the time of day during which the spill occurred
The surface on which the spill occurred; important for water-reactive
The type of container
|No||First available container|
The wind speed at the spill location
The type of 2D map to display
|color||This parameter represents the ARGB value for the color and opacity of the protective distance cone. ARGB values are expressed using 8 hexadecimal digits, with each pair of the hexadecimal digits representing the values of the Alpha, Red, Green and Blue channel, respectively. For example, 80FFFF00 represents 50.2% opaque yellow.||No||50FFA500|
Flag that specifies whether or not to show
the protective distance labels on the cone; available in WebWISER only
true - labels will be hidden.
false - labels will be shown
* These parameters are only required and valid if you choose to display the protective distance map (set showMap equal to true). By default, only the data is displayed, making the map detail irrelevant.
Show a worst case chlorine spill in Baltimore, MD with a southerly wind direction.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&catId=165&lat=39.2906&lon=-76.6092&windDir=180&showMap=true
Open a small chlorine spill in New York, NY with an easterly wind direction during the day.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&catId=165&lat=40.7128&lon=-74.0060&windDir=90&spillSize=small&timeOfDay=day&showMap=true
Open a large chlorine spill that occurred in Washington, DC with a westerly wind direction at night, with a highway tanker truck container, and a moderate wind speed.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&catId=165&lat=38.9072&lon=-77.0369&windDir=270&timeOfDay=night&containerType=Highway%20tank%20truck%20or%20trailer&windSpeed=moderate&showMap=true
Open a worst case chlorine spill in Tampa, FL with a southerly wind, a satellite map type, and an overlay color of lime green with a 25% transparency.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=338&catId=165&lat=27.9506&lon=-82.4572&windDir=180&mapType=satellite&color=be29ff16&showMap=true
Open an ammonia spill given all parameters.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/substance?substanceId=315&identifier=Ammonia&identifierType=name&catId=165&materialUn=1005&materialName=Anhydrous%20ammonia&showMap=true&lat=43.651893&lon=-79.381713&windDir=61&spillSize=large&whereSpilled=land&timeOfDay=night&color=a77716ff&windSpeed=moderate&container=Agricultural%20nurse%20tank
Materials within WISER are defined as substances found within the Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). If desired, these materials may be displayed directly, resulting in the ERG reference page for that material. Material references require a UN and name. Material searches are not supported.
URL Path: material
|materialUn||This parameter specifies the UN of the associated material and is paired with materialName.||Yes||N/A|
|materialName||This parameter specifies the name of the associated material. Note that multiple materials can have the same UN, but no two materials will have the same UN and name.||Yes||N/A|
Open chlorine as a material.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/material?materialName=Chlorine&materialUn=1017
Reference documentation is supporting documentation provided within the WISER application. This category includes a wide range of content, including documentation from disparate resources (e.g. CHEMM, REMM, or ERG documentation).
Note that if both the topic and doc parameters are provided, the topic will be used.
URL Path: tools/referenceViewer
|topic||The unique ID for the displayed reference topic||One of the topic or doc parameters must be provided||N/A|
|doc||The unique ID for the displayed reference document||One of the topic or doc parameters must be provided||N/A|
Open "Triage Guidelines" reference document.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/tools/referenceViewer?doc=f6533f1a14616f898f8b2b6b71c0dd13
Open "WMD Response Guidebook" reference topic.https://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/tools/referenceViewer?topic=fd2fec85273c782af30db1dffe88d58e