Building something using data?

The Socrata Open Data API allows you to programmatically access a wealth of open data resources from governments, non-profits, and NGOs around the world. Click the link below and try a live example right now.

https://data.ct.gov/resource/y6p2-px98.json?category=Fruit&item=Peaches

Looking to use open data as part of your application or your business? Learn how to get started.

Finding API endpoints, querying data, and interacting with different data types.

Support for most popular programming languages and platforms.

Publishing and managing data?

Are you a Socrata data publisher who wants to update your data programmatically and keep your data and metadata up-to-date? Do you want to access and analyze assets listed in your data catalog?

Add, update, or delete data within a Socrata dataset.

Access and update asset-level metadata on your data assets.

Review assets in your data catalog and discover assets across our entire corpus of open data using our Discovery API

Need help?

Looking for more guidance on finding and using open data for your analysis or application? Look no further!

Developer Examples

Tips & tricks, updates about events & hackathons, and interesting projects from the community.

Elixir in production, an open data tale
rozap on 28 Aug 2017
Creating a monthly calendar with FullCalendar.io
chrismetcalf on 30 Mar 2017
Conditional notifications with Huginn
chrismetcalf on 29 Mar 2017

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Support Resources

We're here to help! Check out the resources below for answers.

Stack Overflow
We follow the soda and socrata tags on Stack Overflow.
IRC Chat
Come chat with the Socrata team and ask questions
GitHub
Socrata 's Open Source!
Issue Tracker
Raise and discuss issues with the Socrata API, datasets, or data itself
Changelog
Track the latest updates to our APIs and learn about upcoming changes.

Finding Open Data

Looking for open data? Search the Open Data Network for datasets from all our customers and partners.