Many databases, one API
Services like Google Cloud Engine and Amazon Web Services allow us to remotely access data sets from many different sources and tap into them when we need them. To access them all in a standard way you need an Application Programming Interface (API). We built the API that connects Resource Watch to all of the data sets you can find there, and we did it with open source technology so anyone can create new functionalities, add to it, and reuse it in other places. Right now, the API is being used to share data with Global Forest Watch and PREP, as well as Resource Watch.