30 Open Data Resources - semanticweb.com
Romy Misra has posted a list of thirty places to find open data on the web …
Misra starts the list with a few government and political data resources: “Data.gov: This is the  go-to resource for government-related data. It claims to have up to 400,000 data sets, both raw data and geo spatial, in a variety of formats. The only caveat in using the data sets is you have to make sure you clean them, since many have missing values and characters. Socrata is another good place to explore government-related data. One great thing about Socrata is they have some visualization tools that make exploring the data easier.”
Find the rest of the list here.
Image: Courtesy Flickr/ schoschie

30 Open Data Resources - semanticweb.com

Romy Misra has posted a list of thirty places to find open data on the web …

Misra starts the list with a few government and political data resources: “Data.gov: This is the  go-to resource for government-related data. It claims to have up to 400,000 data sets, both raw data and geo spatial, in a variety of formats. The only caveat in using the data sets is you have to make sure you clean them, since many have missing values and characters. Socrata is another good place to explore government-related data. One great thing about Socrata is they have some visualization tools that make exploring the data easier.”

Find the rest of the list here.

Image: Courtesy Flickr/ schoschie


5,000 APIs: Facebook, Google and Twitter Are Changing the Web | Programmable Web
Our API directory has hit another major milestone. We now list 5,000 APIs, just a short four months since passing 4,000. No longer is the web simply about links connecting one site to another. Instead, developers are using tools to connect data and functionality from one site to another site. It’s an incredible transformation that has happened over a very short period of time. APIs are at the heart of Google’s strategy and they led directly to the growth enjoyed by Twitter and Facebook.

5,000 APIs: Facebook, Google and Twitter Are Changing the Web | Programmable Web

Our API directory has hit another major milestone. We now list 5,000 APIs, just a short four months since passing 4,000. No longer is the web simply about links connecting one site to another. Instead, developers are using tools to connect data and functionality from one site to another site. It’s an incredible transformation that has happened over a very short period of time. APIs are at the heart of Google’s strategy and they led directly to the growth enjoyed by Twitter and Facebook.

Best Mashups of 2011 | Programmable Web
2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look  back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted …

What’s Public – A place to find out what’s public about yourself and others. APIs used include: BackType, 43Things, Bing, Cheezburger, Cirip, CrunchBase and many more. View more at our What’s Public profile.

Best Mashups of 2011 | Programmable Web

2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted …

What’s Public – A place to find out what’s public about yourself and others. APIs used include: BackType, 43Things, Bing, Cheezburger, Cirip, CrunchBase and many more. View more at our What’s Public profile.

14  New APIs on Programmable Web: Create PDF Files, Predict Flight Delays, ZIP Code Lookup,  Project Management, Legal Dictionary, and Music Playlists
This week we had 14 new APIs added to our API directory ranging from a new music playlist API, a web service for storing and reading ePub-format books, a useful travel API for predicting airline flight delays, a new life sciences API, a web service API for synonyms, thesaurus and antonyms, an API for generating PDF files, an API for creating avatars, an API that gets you access to a legal dictionary, a project management API, as well as a variety of other new APIs.
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14 New APIs on Programmable Web: Create PDF Files, Predict Flight Delays, ZIP Code Lookup, Project Management, Legal Dictionary, and Music Playlists

This week we had 14 new APIs added to our API directory ranging from a new music playlist API, a web service for storing and reading ePub-format books, a useful travel API for predicting airline flight delays, a new life sciences API, a web service API for synonyms, thesaurus and antonyms, an API for generating PDF files, an API for creating avatars, an API that gets you access to a legal dictionary, a project management API, as well as a variety of other new APIs.

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What’s in Data.gov?
A recent article by Tim Berners-Lee, “Putting Government Data online“, has attracted significant interest to the datasets published at the US data.gov website. As Berners-Lee discusses the Semantic Web techniques that can be used to get those data into RDF space (something we are now working on), we would like to share our initial investigation of the contents of these government datasets.
Editor’s note: This guest post comes from Jim Hendler, a professor, web researcher, and Semantic Web evangelist working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You can see more of his teams’ ongoing research at Tetherless World.

What’s in Data.gov?

A recent article by Tim Berners-Lee, “Putting Government Data online“, has attracted significant interest to the datasets published at the US data.gov website. As Berners-Lee discusses the Semantic Web techniques that can be used to get those data into RDF space (something we are now working on), we would like to share our initial investigation of the contents of these government datasets.

Editor’s note: This guest post comes from Jim Hendler, a professor, web researcher, and Semantic Web evangelist working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You can see more of his teams’ ongoing research at Tetherless World.

The federal government’s Data.gov site launched last month with a measly 47 data sets, but it’s on track to make 100,000 data feeds available to the public in programmable form by the middle of June. With the site scaling quickly, the government is already working on “Data.gov version 2.0,” federal CIO Vivek Kundra said in a meeting with journalists Thursday. (via Federal CIO Kundra Looks Forward To Data.Gov 2.0 — Goverment IT — InformationWeek)

The federal government’s Data.gov site launched last month with a measly 47 data sets, but it’s on track to make 100,000 data feeds available to the public in programmable form by the middle of June. With the site scaling quickly, the government is already working on “Data.gov version 2.0,” federal CIO Vivek Kundra said in a meeting with journalists Thursday. (via Federal CIO Kundra Looks Forward To Data.Gov 2.0 — Goverment IT — InformationWeek)

Over at Google Maps Mania, Keir Clarke created a mashup that shows a timeline of swine flu outbreak using the Google Earth API and data from a Google MyMap created by a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (via Track the Swine Flu With These Google and Twitter Mashups)

Over at Google Maps Mania, Keir Clarke created a mashup that shows a timeline of swine flu outbreak using the Google Earth API and data from a Google MyMap created by a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (via Track the Swine Flu With These Google and Twitter Mashups)

Healthcare Mashups Podcast
IBM researcher Ohad Greenshpan talks about using mashups to address the technology disconnect in hospitals. (from the podcast series Computer Science Spotlight, five-minute audio presentations by IBM computer scientists contributing to the growth and evolution of Web technologies. )

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