Mashups using the same API (3)
Gives citizens the information and the tools that they need to expose threats to the public interest, and to hold their elected officials more accountable.
"Find biographical information about candidates, read reporters' coverage of key races, browse campaign finance data and review the accuracy of" candidates' statements.
Civic minded hackers from all over the world recently organized themeselves for action as a part of the International Open Government Hackathon. The team from Portland, Oregon decided to make use of a platform called ScraperWiki that can grab data from government websites and turn into more consumable formats via the ScraperWiki API. Their work is an excellent example of developer ingenuity at unlocking data that is hard to use but still very useful.
The Washington Post has launched its first APIs, all with a political usage. The Washington Post staff created applications over the years that collected a lot of data. Now it's making the data available, via its Washington Post APIs, to civic hackers.
DeepAI Demographic Recognition
||The DeepAI Demographic Recognition API returns JSON data of faces in an image to label the person's age, gender, and cultural appearance. DeepAI provides image and video recognition and intelligence...||Artificial Intelligence||12.19.2017|
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|
||The DBS Parties API enables the retrieval of party information, and provides details on the demographics regarding a specific party. You must register for a developer account with DBS (free of...||Demographics||11.10.2017|
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|
||The Spatial Neighborhood API offers current behavioral trends of a particular area. The API supports social scores for ethnographical categorization, and topics of conversation which provide details...||Localization||10.13.2017|