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- Find free on-street parking in NYC and Brooklyn. Other cities being added.
- The physical Wikipedia. Users pick a Wikipedia article to link to, print out the generated semapedia tag and attach it to a matching physical place. This maps plots photos of some of those objects.
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The new Obama administration's focus on transparency and the recent economic crisis has given a great deal of attention on the value of online APIs for accessing government data. One of the latest examples comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis who have recently released a new API to access their FRED database, a comprehensive collection of U.S. economic trends. The API also provides online access to ALFRED, an archive of historic economic data, which features information dating all the way back to the 1920s. We've added a FRED API Profile with technical details.
Recently, in our post on the Unofficial Chicago Transit Authority API we reported on this unofficial transit API for the CTA. The API enables developers to build applications that present CTA bus routes, schedules, and arrival predictions. This API is "unofficial" because it is not officially documented by the Chicago Transit Authority, but comes to us by virtue of developer Harper Reed.
Location data and storage company SimpleGeo has announced plans to change its pay-per-use pricing for the SimpleGeo API, removing a free option for low volume users. Instead, the company will offer tiered pricing, with 60 day free trials at every tier.
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