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. Below are just a few examples of government, community, 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. While we don’t endorse any particular app, we’re always interested in new examples: Submit application suggestions 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
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