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The redistricting following the 2010 Census is an opportunity to change how the redistricting process is conducted. With knowledge and the right tools, the public can redraw the map on redistricting.
"Find biographical information about candidates, read reporters' coverage of key races, browse campaign finance data and review the accuracy of" candidates' statements.
It seems that news pieces are rarely written from a neutral point of view these days, and political news can be especially prone to bias. But how can the average reader, who probably has no idea of the political ties between those mentioned in a news piece, see the larger picture? Sunlight labs, who are dedicated to creating tools that make government data more accessible, have a new service that helps you see the story behind the story.
Indonesian election aided by Silicon Valley coder's use of API. Google reportedly testing an "Explore Nearby" feature in Maps. Plus: a Facebook video scam that is hard to block because of an API, and Chrome replaces 30 year-old Windows font rendering technology.
The UK’s Open Data Institute is encouraging all API developers to include a machine-readable metadata description whenever publishing an API that enables access to a dataset. The proposed publisher guide defines best practice in how to include a machine readable rights statement in API documentation, and follows recent international efforts to define API standards and best practices.
||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|
FCC Consumer Help Center Complaint Data
||The FCC Consumer Help Center Complaint Data API integrates customer complains. It is available in JSON, XML, and CSV formats with a token. Documentation can be found in the link provided by Socrata....||Data||06.03.2016|
||The Open Federal Election Commission API in beta stage provides access to data that presents how candidates and committees fund government campaigns. Data includes information about candidates,...||Voting||05.09.2016|
UK Electoral Roll
||The UK Electoral Roll API is an access portal to a database of millions of individual voter profiles, contacts and other demographic data held in government-sourced voters register. The API supports...||Data||05.09.2016|