This is the first in a series of posts that will provide an introduction and overview of the CivicData.com platform.
CivicData.com is the new open data platform that is available for any government to use to publish open data. Built on the best of breed, open source CKAN platform, CivicData.com provides powerful APIs and other tools that can be used to work with data and build valuable civic applications.
In this brief example, I’ll use the CivicData.com SQL API and NYC bike share data to create a simple list of the longest bike share trips from July of 2013.
What’s really exciting about CivicData.com’s APIs is that not only can you leverage any number of tools to process JSON responses on a backend server, you can also add a
callback parameter to any API call to get a JSONP response – allowing you to easily work with open data from a client side application.
Stay tuned for more posts on the many powerful features of the CivicData.com platform.