Open government data powers software applications that help people make informed decisions – from choosing financial aid options for college to finding the safest consumer products and vehicles. While we can’t and don’t endorse specific apps, below are just a few examples of government, citizen, and business tools that: use open government data from the United States; are accessible, vetted, and available; and are, for the majority, free and do not require registration to use. Submit application suggestions at here.
For more examples of applications made with open government data see Civic Commons and USA.gov’s Federal Mobile Apps Directory.
Open Government Data Used: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Air Quality System (AQS)
Open Government Data Used: Department of Energy - Alternative Fuels Data Center
Open Government Data Used: Department of Agriculture - Quick Stats Agricultural Database, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID)
Open Government Data Used: US Census Bureau, Department of Commerce - Chicago Census Tracts (2010)
Open Government Data Used: Department of Education - National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Open Government Data Used: Department of Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics
Open Government Data Used: Chicago - Crimes - 2001 to Present