Data Aggregator Overheid.io exits test phase and makes APIs available

Sep

1

2015

The Dutch data aggregator Overheid.io is in the testing phase. The service server data is merged with the Chamber of Commerce, RDW and the Addresses and Buildings Key. Then Overheid.io api keys sets available so developers can use the data in applications.

Overheid.io logo According add the administrators of the site they different Dutch databases together because “the source is sometimes difficult to achieve, is too slow, or complicated.” The databases of public authorities are publicly accessible, but are also separated from each other and use different technologies. The administrators of Overheid.io retrieve the data in the databases, store it on their own servers, and improve the accessibility of their own API.

In addition to the existing three databases are Overheid.io add more data sources, Christoph Kempen sets of parent company Downsized in an email to the testers of the site. He, however, do not release any databases that. The existing databases also be extended; in the Chamber of Commerce and BAC databases may soon also be searched based on location. According Overheid.io recently more than 1000 users made 26 million API calls in 24 hours. The APIs use json and rest.

According to the documentation of the site users can find in the Chamber of Commerce database information on Dutch companies. In which to find the RDW data sets on vehicles registered in the Netherlands, for example based on a license plate. In the BAG to find full addresses based on eg a postcode and house number. The Chamber of Commerce database works Overheid.io monthly, weekly and RDW of the BAC this is unknown.

Everyone who creates an account on the site, get an API key at his disposal, but it does have limitations. These users get 500 api calls, suggestions and geo lookups per month. For larger quantities, users need a subscription shutdown. These range in price from 10 euros per month for 2500 api calls to 100 per month for 100 000 api calls. If users pay every year, they get two months free. Overheid.io is not from the Dutch government.

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