Data APIs project
This is an early trial of APIs for data.gov.uk datasets that will grow to
include those in the
National Information Infrastructure.
Please do not use this API in a production environment as it is experimental and subject to change as a result of feedback. No guarantees are made about availability of the APIs and they may be withdrawn at any time.
A brief introduction to APIs
APIs are ways in which you can ‘converse’ with a data service to obtain the data you want based on a criteria selected by you. Instead of downloading a file with location of hospitals, for example, you can tell the data service to give you only those hospitals in a specific postcode and you can either download just that data or get the data as you need it from the service to power your application.