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
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
2008 (or later),
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 available at: http://USGovXML.com/Mobile/
. The apps are also available at the Firefox Marketplace
, the Google Chrome Web Store
SMART Health IT
(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
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:
. 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/
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
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Commerce - Automated Export System
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Consumer Product Safety Commission
DEA - E-Commerce Program
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Labor
Energy Information Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
General Services Administration
HHS - Health Indicator Warehouse
HHS - Medicare
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
Small Business Administration
Small Business Innovation Research
Social Security Administration
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Courts - PACER
U.S. Geological Survey