OpenSpending aims to track every public government and corporate financial transaction across the world and present it in useful and engaging forms for everyone from a school-child to a data geek. They’re collecting datasets and turning them into accessible data models which can be easily searched, analyzed and/or display on their website, Openspending.org. The code for the project, as well as the data it’s crunching, are available for download. They also provide an API which allows users to access collected data in a form easily integrated into web applications.
Using OpenSpending’s tools, users can make their own datasets accessible and understandable to others, use already collected data to make web applications, or simply browse the large amounts of data amassed and engagingly presented by this project.