Python: how to search nested lists?

Hi all.

I am accessing data via an API and have the following structure
It actually contains 5000 locations and I want to search to find stuff …

Maybe to find sites in London, so looking at the unitaryAuthArea.

I am using Python 3.8

{'elevation': '50.0', 'id': '14', 'latitude': '54.9375', 'longitude': '-2.8092', 'name': 'Carlisle Airport', 'region': 'nw', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Cumbria'}, 
{'elevation': '22.0', 'id': '26', 'latitude': '53.3336', 'longitude': '-2.85', 'name': 'Liverpool John Lennon Airport', 'region': 'nw', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Merseyside'},
{'elevation': '185.0', 'id': '354875', 'latitude': '51.8258', 'longitude': '-3.682', 'name': 'Craig Y Nos Country Park', 'nationalPark': 'Brecon Beacons National Park', 'region': 'wl', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Powys'}, 
{'elevation': '201.0', 'id': '354876', 'latitude': '51.92', 'longitude': '-3.4644', 'name': 'Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre', 'nationalPark': 'Brecon Beacons National Park', 'region': 'wl', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Powys'},
 {'elevation': '694.0', 'id': '371597', 'latitude': '54.1558', 'longitude': '-2.2473', 'name': 'Pen-Y-Ghent', 'nationalPark': 'Yorkshire Dales National Park', 'region': 'yh', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'North Yorkshire'}, {'elevation': '71.0', 'id': '371604', 'latitude': '52.72429', 'longitude': '-2.84043', 'name': 'Preston Montford', 'region': 'wm', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Shropshire'}, {'elevation': '62.0', 'id': '371608', 'latitude': '51.4413', 'longitude': '-0.9381', 'name': 'Reading University', 'region': 'se', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Wokingham'}

I want to search this …

This is the function so far …

def sitelist(city):
	myKey = '1XXXXXXXXXX46a-9c26ZXXXXdf'
	url='' + myKey
	sitelist = response.json()
	print('\n Location:', sitelist['Locations']['Location'][1]['name'])

I guess that I need to use a for loop somehow to search for the item ?

Any help much appreciated :grinning:

If you’re able to get your data in a format like this:

first = {'elevation': '50.0', 'id': '14', 'latitude': '54.9375', 'longitude': '-2.8092', 'name': 'Carlisle Airport', 'region': 'nw', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Cumbria'}

second = {'elevation': '22.0', 'id': '26', 'latitude': '53.3336', 'longitude': '-2.85', 'name': 'Liverpool John Lennon Airport', 'region': 'nw', 'unitaryAuthArea': 'Merseyside'}

Then doing this:

will print out Cumbria. Changing first to second will print out Merseyside. Of course, this assumes the unitaryAuthArea property is always at the index of 5.

Getting the last key in python.