The National Weather Service Python library by Joshua W allows users to access service public alerts by weather.gov. Documentation includes guidance to import module, get data use, support methods, and get reports. A toolbelt is a suggestion to include extra handling to avoid to handle data with a library extension. This Python module includes NWS.alert() as an object to wrap with ease.
Civic APIs are in the spotlight across the two days of API Strategy and Practice being held in Amsterdam. Workshops, several panel sessions, keynote speakers, and fireside chats are all focused directly on how cities are opening up their data and introducing APIs into the ways they work with citizens and local businesses. Even discussions of the Internet of Things or realtime data are expected to reference the progress being made by cities to become smarter by using APIs.
Cities are a natural starting point for thinking about app solutions and visualizations that create value for end users. But legacy approaches to data availability and existing infrastructure systems are significant barriers to enabling the next wave of innovation at the human-city scale. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizers from the National Day of Civic Hacking about how the global event aims to disrupt the way cities and developers can work together.