This library is the official Ruby gem that enables Ruby applications to interface with GSA Auctions, a government site that auctions out Federal personal property assets. The GSA Auction API can be used to programmatically retrieve all corresponding data fields for each online listing.
Sunlight Labs announced this week that 25 of 50 states are now integrated into its Open States API. This puts machine readable state legislative data covering approximately two thirds of the US population into the hands of developers. In addition to the expanded coverage, the team at Sunlight Labs has also been busy with improvements and new features.
Open data advocates are often challenged to demonstrate the benefits and share the use cases of opening data before being able to encourage the next level of enabling access to open data via API. Now, two new U.S. resources are available that provide a more granular insight into how businesses are using open data to create products and power the next wave of industry innovation.