Making public data APIs is a business now

Jon Udell blogs about a company that builds interfaces to public-sector data.

Udell points out, quite rightly, that

“Give us the data” is an easy slogan to chant. And there’s no doubt that much good will come from poking through what we are given. But we also need to have ideas about what we want the data for, and communicate those ideas to the providers who are gathering it on our behalf.

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