Mashups using the same API (1)
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Swellcast combines all weather data needed to forecast surf conditions for surfers around Australia, and consolidates the data into a user friendly interface that takes the complexity out of understanding when and where the next big wave will appear. Swellcast also offers the forecast data and surf conditions through the Swellcast API.
The Cliflo API from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) gives access to data from 6,500 climate stations maintained by the government of New Zealand. The API webpage notes that access is by subscription, though the cost is free, suggesting that only registration and agreement with the terms and conditions are required. Access to data gathered by Pacific Island stations is restricted by agreement with Pacific Island countries. However it is possible to obtain access by permission.
||This API provides information on the daily natural color imagery collected by DSCOVR's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument. Uniquely positioned at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point, EPIC...||Images||11.23.2016|
||The ARSnova API integrates learning management systems in an open source environment. HTTPS callbacks can be performed with SSL web socket encryption. JSON formats are available under OAuth2...||Education||11.19.2016|
||The DigiBird API allows developers to programmatically access cultural heritage data pertaining to birds. This includes videos, images, sounds, and artworks that prominently feature birds. Much of...||Data||11.17.2016|
||The Curriki Search API integrates search for educational open source features into web services. Searches cover text-based query, subject category, type of resource, grade level, and review rating....||Education||09.29.2016|
||The Protected Planet API integrates biodiversity and environmental data of the world areas. It is available with HTTP requests and JSON responses. Authentication is required with token.||Countries||09.28.2016|