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US Government Web Services and XML Data Sources

Welcome to USGovXML. USGovXML is an index to publicly available web services and XML data sources that are provided by the US government. USGovXML indexes data sources from all 3 branches of government as well as its boards, commissions, corporations and independent agencies. USGovXML documents, in one place and in a uniform manner, the web services and XML data sources that are provided by the US government. It includes detail information about the data source (i.e. name, description, links to documentation, tech support, etc.) as well as source code snippets (written in C#) to help developers better understand how the data sources can be used. When snippets are presented, the projects in which those snippets were extracted can be downloaded as zip files. If an example is available, the Example link on the page describing the data source will be highlighted. Clicking on the link will redirect you to a location that contains the zip file. To use these projects, developers will need Visual Studio 2008 (or later), .Net Framework 3.5 (or later) and a connection to the internet.

Mobile Web Apps
As a demonstration of the utility of these publicly available data sources, some of them have been used to create mobile web apps which can be accessed from the browser on a tablet or smart phone! These web apps are free and are available at the Google Chrome Web Store, the Firefox Marketplace and the Amazon.com App Store.

Description Chrome Firefox Amazon
Mobile Drug Guide
Provides the ability to search for information about drugs in the nation's prescription formulary based on the drug's name, NDC (National Drug Catalog) or, in the case of a pill, its physical characteristics (i.e. color, shape, scoring or imprint)
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Vehicle Safety Recalls
Provides the ability to search the National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA) database.
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USGovXML Apps
A collection of mobile web apps for outdoor enthusiasts, environmentalists, volunteers and more ... Get current weather and forecasts for any location within the US; Get information about federal recreational facilities, threatened and endangered species, federally supported health centers, and more ...
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SMART Health IT
SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps, Reusable Technologies) is one of four Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. SMART provides a unified mechanism for diverse applications to interact with medical record data. SMART Apps built against the SMART API can be embedded within any SMART Container.

A SMART Container is, most often, an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system used by physicians but might also be a Personal Health Record (PHR) such as Indivo used by patients, a data-analytics platform such as i2b2 used by researchers or a clinical data repository system for HIEs (Health Information Exchange) such as Mirth Results. A partial list of the systems and companies that have already implemented SMART can be found here.

USGovXML has created rxInfo: A suite of SMART Apps. The rxInfo suite of SMART apps are available ... here .... If you have implemented or are in the process of implementing a SMART container and need SMART apps to test your implementation, we would like to hear from you! Send us a link to your container’s sandbox when you contact us.

Are you a C#/.Net developer? Do you want to create a SMART app? If the answer to both questions is yes, USGovXML.com has created a sample SMART web app that is available as a Visual Studio 2008 project. The project can be downloaded from: http://usgovxml.com/examples/Public/SMARTWebApp.zip. Make sure you read the included readme.txt file for details.

Help for Homeless Veterans
VetHelp is a web based application for tablets and smart phones that provides easy access to resources needed by homeless veterans and the people that help them; when they need it and where they can get it. VetHelp was designed with the homeless veterans of Monmouth County, NJ in mind. However, veterans all over the United States should find it to be useful. VetHelp is available at: http://USGovXML.com/VetHelp/

HealthGuide
The USGovXML HealthGuide is a comprehensive and authoritative source of medical information; information contained in U. S. Department of Health and Human Services databases. With it's search capabilities, you can obtain trusted and reliable information about drugs, medical conditions, health care providers and support groups. The HealthGuide is also a conduit to even more detailed information hosted in U. S. Department of Health and Human Services web sites. The HealthGuide is available at http://USGovXML.com/HealthGuide/

Developer Resource Hubs
Many federal agencies have begun to recognize the needs of independent developers and are making efforts to ensure that those developers have the information they need. Rather than requiring that developers track down publically available data sources and APIs, the agencies listed below have consolidated them into Developer Hubs on their web sites.

BusinessUSA
Census Bureau
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Commerce - Automated Export System
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Data.gov
DEA - E-Commerce Program
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Labor
Department of Transportation
Energy Information Administration
EnergyStar.gov
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Register
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
FOIA.gov
General Services Administration
HealthData.gov
HealthFinder.gov
HHS - Health Indicator Warehouse
HHS - Medicare
ITDashboard.gov
Millenium Challenge Corporation
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
National Archives & Records Administration
National Broadband Map
National Climate Data Center
National Information Exchange Model
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Library of Medicine
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Resource Directory
National Weather Service
Performance.gov
Small Business Administration
Small Business Innovation Research
Social Security Administration
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Courts - PACER
U.S. Geological Survey
USA.gov
USASpending.gov
White House



 

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