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Guide to Including APIs in the Agency Data Catalog

API discovery is an important component to any developer program. You want anyone who might be interested in using your APIs to be able to find them with ease. A critical component is including your APIs in your agency’s Enterprise Data Listing (used within the agency and submitted to OMB) and Public Data Listing (located at


Below is an example distribution of an agency API.

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More guidance on describing APIs in the metadata schema can be found on Project Open Data.

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