APIs Overview

MHCLG Open Data provides highly flexible programmatic access to its data, through the SPARQL endpoint. This API can be used to automate report-writing, publish data visualisations, or interactive tools for exploring the data. This section describes:

The basic principle on MHCLG Open Data is that everything is accessible via a SPARQL 1.1 Query API. For this reason, it is important to understand how to write SPARQL queries.

The guides in this section assume a basic familiarity with using APIs to retrieve data from other sources, and then using the returned data, and a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

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