Introducing Tabula by Manuel Aristarán, Mike Tigas.
From the post:
Tabula lets you upload a (text-based) PDF file into a simple web interface and magically pull tabular data into CSV format.
It is hard to say why governments and other imprison tabular data in PDF files.
I suspect they see some advantage in preventing comparison to other data or even checking the consistency of data in a single report.
Whatever their motivations, let’s disappoint them!
Details on how to help are in the blog post.