Build something awesome with Open Data!

The Socrata Open Data API allows you to programatically 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.

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

Support for most popular programming languages and platforms.

Are you a Socrata customer or data publisher? Check out our data publishing guide »

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


Track the latest updates to our APIs and learn about upcoming changes.

Clarification of throttling limits
chrismetcalf on 04 Jun 2016
New geospatial functions, $having parameter
chrismetcalf on 01 Jun 2016
Upper bound now set on Catalog Search API
chrismetcalf on 04 May 2016


Developer Blog

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

Pre-generated code snippets for Socrata Open Data APIs
chrismetcalf on 11 Jul 2016
Open Data and Search Relevance
rlvoyer on 06 Jul 2016
Analyze data with one click via CartoDB,
chrismetcalf on 01 Jul 2016


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
Socrata 's Open Source!
Issue Tracker
Raise and discuss issues with the Socrata API, datasets, or data itself
Event Calendar
Where you can find our team in the coming weeks