Open Data Extraction Services

We can help you make use of any of the thousands of data sources available via Open Data API's and do all the work for you!

So What Are Open Data API's and Why Would I Need To Use Them?

Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets available, ready to be used and analysed by anyone willing to look for them.

Forward-thinking companies that may not have the resources to begin collecting their own data right away can access this publically available data and begin asking the right questions and getting answers right away.

To get access to this data you need to build and communicate with what's called an API.

API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Each time you use an app like Facebook, send an instant message, or check the weather on your phone, you’re using an API.

Using API's we can get you data from many sectors including finance, health, weather, sport, entertainment, jobs, the list goes on.....

We can help you and build API extraction tools to get data for you from these and many more sources:

US Goverment

The US Government pledged to make all government data available freely online. Their API site is the first stage and acts as a portal to all sorts of amazing information on everything from climate to crime.

US Census Bureau

The US Government offer a wealth of information on the lives of US citizens covering population data, geographic data and education.

Data.gov.uk

Data from the UK Government, including the British National Bibliography – metadata on all UK books and publications since 1950.

The CIA World Factbook

Information on history, population, economy, government, infrastructure and military of 267 countries.

Healthdata.gov

125 years of US healthcare data including claim-level Medicare data, epidemiology and population statistics.

Amazon Web Services public datasets

Huge resource of public data, including the 1000 Genome Project, an attempt to build the most comprehensive database of human genetic information and NASA ’s database of satellite imagery of Earth.

Google Finance

40 years’ worth of stock market data, updated in real time.

Social Media

Most social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more have public API's

This is really just the tip of the iceberg. Many websites, apps, and companies that offer an API provide access to the data they collect through that API. There are literally thousands if not tens of thousands of data sources in all sorts of sectors from right round the world so just tell us what you need. We can extract data either as a one-off or ongoing from virtually any API data source.

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