We saw earlier this year that the Government category was one of the most popular API categories within our directory. But what sections of government and what kinds of data are being made available via API? In this article we look at the ten most popular categories related to government APIs.
Recent Reference Articles
Six APIs, two SDKs and Source Code samples have been added to the directory in categories such as Backend, IoT, Reference and Tools in the past day. Here are the highlights.
||Geonames is a geographical database with web services that let users extract useful information about different places, such as weather, timezone and post codes. The GeoNames geographical database...||Reference||01.12.2006|
||The unofficial Wikipedia API. Because Wikipedia is built using MediaWiki, which in turn supports an API, Wikipedia does as well. This provides developers code-level access to the entire Wikipedia...||Reference||09.05.2008|
The Movie Database (TMDb)
||The TMDb API is a resource for any developers that want to integrate movie, TV show and cast data along with posters or movie fan art. themoviedb.org is a free and community edited database.||Entertainment||06.16.2010|
||Mendeley is a platform that allows scholars from all over the world to collaborate, and opens up science for everyone. If you’re inspired to contribute to our mission to build tools to make...||Education||04.30.2010|
||Genability provides tools to gain insight into electricity usage. The Genability API is a RESTful interface to detailed, accurate and up-to-date tariff and energy pricing data. Search by zipcode and...||Reference||04.07.2011|
All Reference APIs (727)
Library of Congress MARC Open Access
||The Library of Congress MARC Open Access API allows developers to access and integrate the bibliographic data of the Library of Congress with other applications and to create new applications. The...||Library||11.28.2017|
USPTO OCE - Patent Examination Status Codes
||The USPTO OCE - Patent Examination Status Codes API provides developers with access to descriptions for 225 application status codes. These codes are used to populate the appl_status_code variable in...||Patents||11.10.2017|
DBS Reference Data
The DBS References Data API allows developers to obtain an array of valid values and descriptions for the specified fields or domains.
You must register for a developer...
Library of Congress Data Exploration
||The Library of Congress Data Exploration API allows developers to access and integrate the collections data of the Library of Congress with other applications and to create new applications. The main...||Government||10.31.2017|
GLEIF LEI Look-up
||The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Look-up API provides developers with the opportunity to directly access the complete LEI data pool in real time and...||Law||09.27.2017|
||Local Weather is a web application that automatically show users their local weather forecast. This application uses ipinfo.io API and OpenWeatherMap API.||Weather||09.27.2015|
MIT Visual Traceroute
||Visual Traceroute is a web application that enables users to trace the path packets take through the Internet, by entering the URL. This application uses ipinfo.io API for geolocation and ISP details.||Mapping||09.27.2015|
||Athenaeum is a mashup of Goodreads.com and Toronto Public Library created by Chris Nolan. Goodreads API allows to personalize book preferences, reason why the mashup can be found useful by members of...||Books||06.08.2015|
||An Android app for the iFixit website. iFixit is an online repair manual repository with instructions for fixing a range of devices. Find repair guides for computers and mobile phones, home...||Reference||05.30.2015|
||iFixit iOS is a mobile application, a native iPad guide viewer built using iFixit's public APIs.||Reference||05.30.2015|