Miami-Dade County mayor, Carlos Gimenez, will be making a Twitter appearance Wednesday to answer questions about his new budget proposal. These proposals will be voted on later in the year. Unfortunately, his proposals are bound (figuratively) in very large PDF files, which are intimidating to the average — and busy — Miami citizen.
This project aims to portray this data in an easily readable format. Whether or not we succeed, it will all be over by Wednesday. No pressure.
Since we were given a subset of raw permitting data from Miami-Dade County, build a RESTful API interface out of this. The Permits API is an open source module written with Apigility and Zend Framework 2. The API output is formatted in JSON.
An application to keep track of what is going on in a state legislature. Using editorial expertise and the Sunlight Lab's Open States API, this application creates a curated view of what is going on in a state's legislature session.
It combines data from Open States and editorial data collected with Google Docs. You can see some examples at minnpost.github.io/legislature-tracker and see it in production on MinnPost.