Finally got around doing something I’d meaning to for a while, which is create a simple template for a web-based mapping application based on jQuery and some of my earlier work on routez. I’m hoping this might be useful as a starter for a few open data applications!
A few weekends ago, there was a Montréal Ouvert hackfest at the Notman House. I decided to take a bit of a break from my usual transit hacking and built up a mobile friendly interface to the wonderful Déchets Montréal, which lets residents easily get information on their garbage collection schedule.
The World Bank lets you to get data from its Data Catalog through an API. The API, by default, lists 50 results per page; given that many indicators have over 10,000 results, and given that you often want them all, you’ll want to adjust the per_page parameter.