Our API directory now includes 316 government APIs. The newest is the Google Civic Information API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of government APIs.
We recently added this new API listing to the US government site USAspending.govwhich provides API access to budget data, but we didn’t notice a detail which one of our readers did: that there’s this somewhat intimidating, red-text warning on the homepage.
Do you like charts, statistics and graphs? Apparently lots of developers do given how quickly folks have taken to creating charting apps following last month’s release of the Google Chart API.
With over a dozen government-related APIs and government-related mashups there are a growing number of ways to get data from government sources and to learn more about what elected representatives are doing with your tax dollars.
Can web mashups keep politicians on their toes? That’s the question raised by a story in yesterday’s Wired entitled “Web Mashups Turn Citizens Into Washington’s Newest Watchdogs”. In particular, the story profiles: MapLight.org, a nonpartisan website offering legislative data; the widely debated and bitterly fought California SB217 which would have banned clear-cutting in ancient forests; [...]
Three new APIs were listed on the site today: one helps you see where $14 trillion in your US taxes go, another gives you search access to 7 million hours of videos, and the third can help you manage and integrate email marketing campaigns.
FedSpending.org: A tool for the public and journalists to find out about [...]