Mixing government healthcare and environmental data on the Web

Note: This is a guest blog post from developer Luke Ruth (see "About the author" at the end of this post) on mashing up Government Linked Data, leveraging Facilities Registry data from the EPA and Hospital Compare data from HHS. Luke is a welcome addition to the Data.gov/semantic community of practice!

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As an undergraduate studying Computer Information Systems and Psychology at University of Mary Washington, I recently had the opportunity to perform a senior project on using open government content and Linked Data principles.

API Now Available From Federal Register 2.0

August 1, 2011 Building on the groundbreaking efforts of the OFR/GPO bulk XML data feed, we’ve released an Application Programming Interface (API) for FederalRegister.gov, making it even easier for developers to build new ways of interacting with Federal Register data. … Continued

Data.gov’s Journey Continues

Aloha!

Sonny Bhagowalia at his farewell partyThis will be my final blog entry as Program Executive for Data.gov, as I am departing to become the Chief Information Officer for the State of Hawaii. There, Governor Abercrombie and I will work together to bring Hawaii’s data forward and look at ways to continue to collaborate with this team and with all of you. In Hawaiian, “Aloha” means many things, including “Hello,” “Goodbye,” and “Good luck,” so as I depart for the Islands, I wish all of you a fond farewell and the best of luck in the future.

It’s All About the Data…

The Year of Outreach and Accessibility

picture of the author, Sonny Bhagowalia

The last few weeks have been extraordinarily busy at Data.gov, and in the next few weeks – and throughout the year – you will see the results of these efforts.
 
As Data.gov puts the data to work, we have been deeply mindful of the hard economic times that have engulfed our nation. Free public data offers opportunities for innovation, education, and entrepreneurship, and we are working to make the data as accessible as possible to support Americans now and in the future. For Data.gov, this will be the Year of Outreach and Accessibility.

“Think Globally – Act Locally”- A New Chapter for Data.gov…

Data.gov Team Moves to New Location

As this is posted today, the Data.gov team has re-located to our new “greener” General Services Administration (GSA) building in One Constitution Square in Northeast Washington, D.C.   These new surroundings, optimized for open collaboration, are filled with new opportunities and possibilities.  This new work environment epitomizes the key characteristics of the Data.gov team – nimble, collaborative, adaptive, and forward-leaning (to new horizons)!  Our physical address may have changed but our digital, virtual addresses (e-mail, phone, PDA, and web) in the digital domain remain the same as our transition was seamless and flawless.

New GSA building