DataSF Developer Resources

Getting started with SODA

Building applications on open data is easy with the Socrata Open Data API (SODA). Read our Getting Started guide to learn more.

Additional API documentation

Looking for more in-depth examples? Need libraries for Java, Ruby, Scala, or other languages? Our full API documentation has you covered.

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How do I access an API?

Look for the Export button.

Every dataset, map, chart, and filtered view has an API! To find it, click the Export button and select SODA API.

Find the API endpoint.

Under SODA API, you will find the endpoint URL as well as a list of available column names.