eGovernment Mashups

John Musser
Jul. 19 2006, 12:06AM EDT

The first API from a state government has now been added to the database here, GovTracker from Rhode Island's Secretary of State. Found via this series of articles:

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[...] John Udell discusses the DCStat program run by Dan Thomas– the district of Columbia is putting all their government agency info in web service format, something Phil Windley called for in general years ago. Thanks to John Musser for these links. The focus of the early web services seems to be on administrative agency data, and not on campaign data or in general information that might help the public/journalists in the election process. Ellen Miller and the Sunlight foundation have opened the Sunlight Lab to begin work on mashups of data (funding data, contracts, appointee records) which could provide a virtual political record for our leaders and want-to-be leaders. [...]