Ask and Receive: IRAC Does (its own) RSS!

Back in April I posted about a little project to scrape the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission website and make an RSS feed out of their Lands Protection Act database search.

This project was one of those that I mentioned in my presentation on public data at reboot.

To my surprise and delight, I received a message this afternoon from Don Sutherland, (Director of Technical & Regulatory Services at IRAC) that they’ve developed their own RSS feeds for this data.

This is doubly wonderful: it’s excellent that IRAC realizes the potential of RSS to aid in their public service role, and it’s excellent that they’re willing to listen to — and implement — ideas from their constituency. Thank you.