Patent office’s open data efforts detailed in new report
April 17, 2015
As the U.S. patent office has been working to boost its open data offerings, a new report offers a look at where the agency currently stands.
NASA has launched an API for its data catalog, which was made available to the public in August.
NASA Technology Strategist Sean Herron writes on the open.NASA blog:
"The data.nasa.gov API allows a machine-readable interface to return metadata from the site organized by category, tag, date, or search term. We’re hoping this allows new and creative visualizations of the data resources NASA provides to the public. Additionally, it is a learning experience for us as we work to expand transparency, participation, and collaboration at NASA through new uses of technology."
API documentation can be found at data.nasa.gov/api-info.