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Project

DOOMcast automagically aggregates data from Government & Social APIs. That date is then normalized, categorized then geolocated. If a disaster is within a user's alert radius a SMS alert is sent on a daily schedule (currently disabled but can be sent by visiting a url for testing).

Built by Ben Sochar.

On GitHub here: https://github.com/bensochar/doomcast.

Sources

OpenFEMA API Documentation


As part of the OpenFEMA initiative, FEMA is providing read only API based access to data sets (Entities). The data is exposed using a RESTful interface that uses querystring parameters to manage the query. This document provides information on how to use the API as well as examples of the commands.

Sample Response.

USGS Geo


GeoJSON is a format for encoding a variety of geographic data structures. A GeoJSON object may represent a geometry, a feature, or a collection of features. GeoJSON uses the JSON standard. The GeoJSONP feed uses the same JSON response, but the GeoJSONP response is wrapped inside the function call, eqfeed_callback. See the GeoJSON site for more information.

Sample Response.

JPL


JPL's small-body database (SBDB) contains orbital elements and physical parameters for all known asteroids and most recent comets.

The Small-Body Database Search Engine can be used to generate custom tables of orbital and/or physical data for all asteroids and comets (or a specified sub-set) in our database. For example, a table of orbital elements for all near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) can be generated using this tool. Or, you could find out how many asteroids have a known mass or perhaps how many asteroids have an orbital eccentricity greater than 0.8. Output can be displayed in your browser or optionally downloaded in CSV-format for use in, for example, a spread-sheet program.

The Small-Body Database Browser can be used to view data for a specified asteroid or comet. For example, if you want to see the orbit diagram for an object, or it's current orbital elements, or the discovery circumstances, or selected known physical parameters, you can use this tool.

Query Builder, Sample Response.

Forecast IO API


The same API that powers Forecast.io and Dark Sky for iOS can provide accurate short­term and long­term weather predictions to your business, application, or crazy idea.

Weather Underground API


Used for Tropical Storm tracking & Updates. Documentation of response here: Feature: currenthurricane.

Sample Response & Documention.

Twitter Search API


Twitter API search used for fires, tornados & "Active Shooters".