Department of State Developer Community
In accordance with the Digital Government Strategy, the Department of State promotes the innovative application of agency data in the public and private sectors. State.gov/developer connects developers with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) they need to unlock government data. This page is the primary resource for developers interested in the Department’s data—we will post information about the API, API Datasets Sampler, frequently asked questions, and the ability to get and maintain API keys.
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DOS Developer Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
- Service Name: Select State.gov Data (SSD)
Service Description: SSD is a REST-based API for accessing select content and metadata posted on www.state.gov, including:
- Information regarding the Secretary’s Travel
- U.S. Bilateral Relations fact sheets
- Daily appointment schedules
- Trafficking in Persons Reports
- How the work of the State Department benefits each U.S. State
Because the SSD API is a REST-based API, it can be accessed from a client or server-side application. You can use any programming language, because you just need to be able to make HTTP GET requests, and handle the responses that are in the form of JSON. Note: A token is not needed to begin using the API.
API Link: http://www.state.gov/api/v1/docs/
- Service Name: OPDS Catalog of Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
Service Description: OPDS Catalog of Foreign Relations of the United States Series. This web API allows 3rd party web and application developers to integrate the live catalog into their products. It also lets end users manually add the catalog to applications that support the standard that our API is based on.
API Link: http://history.state.gov/developer/catalog
- Service Name: aoprals.state.gov
Service Description: Foreign Per Diem rates by location. These rates are established monthly by the Office of Allowances as maximum U.S. dollar rates for reimbursement of U.S. Government civilians traveling on official business in foreign areas. Lodging and M&IE (Meals & Incidental Expenses) are reported separately followed by a combined daily rate.
API Link: https://explore.data.gov/developers/docs/foreign-per-diem-rates-by-location
- Service Name: Travel Advisories issued by Department of State
Service Description: A Travel Advisory is issued for each country of the world. Travel Advisories follow a consistent format and use plain language to help U.S. citizens find and use important security information. Travel Advisories apply up to four standard levels of advice, give a description of the risks, and provide clear actions U.S. citizens should take to help ensure their safety.
Travel Advisories Instructions and Tables
- Instructions in HTML format (06/17/2013): http://www.state.gov/developer/210732.htm
- Geo-Political Areas in .json format (06/17/2013): geoPoliticalArea.json
- Geo-Political Regions in .json format (06/17/2013): geoPoliticalRegion.json
- Amazing Atoms
This one-of-a-kind app presents the full spectrum of projects underway around the globe to improve people's lives by harnessing the power of atomic technology. [iTunes | Google Play]
This app educates and engages aspiring Foreign Service candidates and others seeking to familiarize themselves with diplomatic careers. [iTunes | Google Play]
- DOSInterns App Digital Edition
Read about our Student Internship Program, and discover the educational benefits of this hands-on learning experience. [iTunes | Google Play]
- FSCareers App Digital Edition
As a companion app to DOSCareers, FSCareers explains and provides more detailed information. [iTunes | Google Play]
- East Asia and Pacific Media Hub
The official State Department East Asia and Pacific Media Hub app puts the latest regional policy news, videos and photos at your fingertips. [Google Play]
This app allows international students who would like to study in the U.S. to access accurate and comprehensive information about the opportunities available to them. [Google Play]
- Model United Nations
Geared toward teachers, community leaders, and students of international affairs, this app uses step-by-step tools to engage users in the vital work of the UN. [iTunes]
- State Magazine
For more than 60 years, State Magazine has told the stories of the people, places and events of the Department of State. [State Magazine App for the iPad | State Magazine App for Android]
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