"Government Opened Data via APIs in 2011"

One of the most important fronts of API development is Government.  All of us API and data guys have all been screaming for city, county, state and federal government to open up their data via APIs for years now. 

In 2011 I would say many government officials listened, and opened up almost 100 government APIs, according to ProgrammableWeb:

In 2012 it will be critical for more government agencies to open up, but also I think its time for us developers to step up and start making sense of this data and how our government operates.

We are getting what we wanted, now how do we deliver on the promise of open government APIs?