Carroll Publishing has released an application programming interface designed to help developers gain access to a database of government data such as contact details and organizational charts, GovTech reported Friday.
The Bethesda, Md.-based publishing company licenses the API to interested parties for internal use or data sharing and reselling efforts.
The interface allows users to search more than 260K contacts at the federal, state and local levels.
“The API allows them to just plug it right into their database and just do the front end, they don’t have to worry about the back-end maintenance,” Sally Swan, president and chief operating officer of Carroll Publishing, was quoted as saying by GovTech.
Swan added the company’s editors have manually gathered and reviewed all information saved in the database.