Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the most common questions about this project. Please review before submitting a question via issue or email.
Why is having an API important for this data?
Having an API allows for real-time syndication of this crucial COVID-19 testing-location data across as many geographies as possible which dramatically increases the reach. At the same time, we can also maintain the accuracy and freshness of the API’s source data by centrally managing it via Google Sheets.
Why does the project use Google Sheets?
Google Sheets provides a free, easy-to-use, broadly accessible medium for managing the centralized testing-location data.How it Works
Why does the project use Postman?
Postman provides a free, easy-to-use, broadly accessible medium for publishing and consuming APIs, making the testing-location data more accessible to developers.Learn more about Postman
Why are there separate tabs for organizations, locations, physical addresses, phones, and regular schedules?
We've created separate tabs for each of these items because we are using the Open Referral standard. This approach makes the data available in a spreadsheet format while also providing a single complete endpoint that stitches it all together.Visit Open Referral
The Postman COVID-19 API Resource Center
A fast-growing list of APIs that help those on the front lines—including health care professionals, researchers, and government experts—that need quick, easy access to real-time critical data.View COVID-19 API Resource Center