Software developers are using open data to 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.


2012 Global Hunger Index Interactive Map

2012 Global Hunger Index Interactive Map

This interactive visualization allows users to view those regions with low to extremely alarming hunger levels, by year and country, and  download the data.


ABQ Ride

ABQ Ride

Calculate fares, track buses in real time, plan your trip, find connections to the Rail Runner commuter train and more. (Powered by Albuquerque city data).

ADL mLearning Guide

ADL mLearning Guide

Explore information and resources about mobile learning.




Adopt a Siren

Adopt a Siren

It takes time to ensure that every emergency siren in Honolulu works properly. Adopt a Siren allows people to look up scheduled siren tests and, if they’re within hearing range, volunteer to report whether the siren worked. (Powered by Hawaii data.)

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators

A wealth of agricultural R&D investments for developing countries over time is available on this platform. Interactive graphics display such indicators as total agricultural R&D spending and agricultural research staff by country.


Agriculture Water Management Solutions Investment Visualizer

Agriculture Water Management Solutions Investment Visualizer

This application and tool for covering Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia helps policymakers and investors in agricultural water management  assess such issues as smallholder water use and consumption by country and region.


AIRNow

AIRNow

Provides real-time air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day.


Alternative Fuel Locator

Alternative Fuel Locator

Find fueling stations for your alternative fuel vehicle on-the-go with the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station Locator.

Alternative Fuel Locator

Alternative Fuel Locator

Find fueling stations for your alternative fuel vehicle on-the-go with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator.


Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Mapping application of alternative fueling stations across the U.S. including biodiesel, CNG, E85, hydrogen, LNG.