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It may not have been the zombie apocalypse, but the recent government shutdown stopped the flow of open data via APIs and raised questions about how API developers and API providers can best handle a crisis in future. Now, 21 days later, we examine the impact and fallout of the shutdown, and look at how a similar situation could be avoided in both the US and anywhere that developers are making use of government open data in their API workflows.
Developers who want to participate in a beta release of a write-enabled version of the We The People API are encouraged to sign up right now on the White House blog.
The United States’ White House has developed a set of API standards they are hoping will be used across all government agencies. The standards were developed following a number of API releases, including the White House’s We The People API that allows citizen petition collection and lodgement. The new API standards document naming conventions, minimum requirements, and best practices for RESTful interfaces, while also acknowledging the importance of offering a “positive developer experience” through their API releases.
NASA TechPort OpenData Support REST
||This REST API can be used to export NASA's TechPort data into an XML format to be further processed and analyzed as technology project data to be available as machine-readable. NASA open data...||Government||08.12.2016|
Free Law Project RECAP
||The Free Law Project RECAP API allows developers to interact with the RECAP server to find out whether an item is in the archive or to upload a new item to the archive. RECAP is a free browser...||Law||08.10.2016|
FarmBuild Farm Mapping
||The Farm Mapping API provides industries with personalized farm information. Land managers, farmers, and agricultural advisors are end users that can benefit from applications integrated with...||Agriculture||07.15.2016|
||The GovDelivery API integrates government data, aiming to increase engagement, promote content, and build data communities. Developers can create keywords with GET and POST commands and authenticate...||Government||07.07.2016|
||The 511NY API integrates New York's traffic data. It is available in REST protocol with a developer Key. Traffic speeds, incidents, roadwork, and cameras can be included in new mobile traffic...||New York City||06.13.2016|