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Topic Categories

GET /find/topic_categories
  • json
Host: api.meetup.com
  • basic
api version 3

Returns a list high level topic categories

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Request Parameters

No parameters are required. Authenticated members may request "best_topics" using the "fields" request parameter. By default these topics will selected based on groups in the member's location. Alternatively you may supply a "lat", "lon", and "radius" to center these topic suggestions

fields

A comma-limited list of optional fields to append to the response

lat

An optional approximate latitude to center a request for "best_topics". When not provided, lat associated with member is used

lon

An optional approximate longitude to center a request for "best_topics". When not provided, lon associated with member is used

radius

An radius (in miles) to center a request for "best_topics". When not provided, the members default alert radius is used

Response

Returns a list of topic category objects

best_topics

Represents the best topic matches for this category, returned when the "fields" request parameter value includes "best_topics"

id

Numeric topic id

lang

Language topic originates from

name

Display name of the topic

urlkey

The unique keyword used to identify this topic

category_ids

List of numeric category ids associated with this topic category

id

Numeric topic-category id

name

Display name of the topic-category

photo

Photo representing this category

base_url

A base url that can be use to construct a photo url from its components

highres_link

Link for full sized photo

id

Numeric photo ID

photo_link

Link for standard sized photo

thumb_link

Link for thumbnail sized photo

type

Type of photo. One of "event" or "member"

shortname

Unique string identifier for this category

sort_name

Name used for sorting

API methods