NASA's APOD is so awesome and that's just a picture, imagine all the potential fantastic content that's now available and what you could do with it.
As long as they are primarily working off the new tools, can be published/shared openly, and within $500 to $5k, then let's see what we can come up with!
edit - here's the link for more info: http://blog.experiment.com/post/117058351892/rfp-nasa-open-d...
The classical example of cool stuff you can do with this kind of API is the world wind map:
Are the tools you're developing just for US government data or are you also branching out into state and international governments?
At Socrata we work with all levels of governments, including cities, states, federal agencies, and even international governments around the world: http://www.socrata.com/customer-stories/
- Landsat8 Satellite Images: https://api.blockspring.com/pkpp1233/nasa-earth-image#use-in....
- Local Temperature Anomalies: https://api.blockspring.com/pkpp1233/earth-temperature-anoma....
What a neat API. Cheers!
It would be nice if there was some more info on what the datasets actually are - such as when they where created etc. It would also be nice for this to have some more detailed logs - such as the date of images that are actually returned if it's an approximation of the date you've specified.
Too bad it doesn't seem to actually work.
But, even if I don't, I foresee many experiments with this data. Awesome.
Knew it was too good to be true. Still very cool nonetheless. The Landsat 8 data is very neat specifically.
They already have a lot of contractors on it, thanks anyway.