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Are there any open datasets for soccer statistics?

I'm mainly interested in soccer related statistics. There are quite a few different API's relating to soccer, but most of them are commercial and far, far out of my price range. I've looked at DBpedia,...
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A web API user's guide for free and open data

There are many web-based Application Programming Interfaces (API) that allow data-hungry people to get their hands on all sorts of data. It's a great way to collect data as-needed, instead of looking ...
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Open API for nutritional information and/or food barcodes?

I've seen many applications (mobile and web) that use a database of nutritional information and barcodes to track daily food consumption. Smartphones have the ability to scan barcodes, and many mobile ...
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Historical weather forecast API

For a college project I need historical weather forecasts for europe up to 14 days for 2015 and 2106. The last two days I was desperately searching for API's with such data, but usually there is just ...
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Is there a list, database or API that contains the URLs for United States city and town websites?

I'm looking for a database of URLs for every official city and town website. Ideally this list would be up to date and maintained. Freebase has some of the results and we have every city and town in ...
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U.S. City and County Web Data (API)

Are there any websites that have basic City and County information for the U.S.?
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Now I have an API key, how do I access OpenFDA?

The link I am told to use, https://api.fda.gov, redirects me to http://api.data.gov, which does NOT have an FDA option! In any case, that site has no place to enter the API key I got on the OpenFDA ...
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IP Geocoding Data Sources and/or APIs

I am looking for IP address to geocoding data sources and/or APIs. Open to any formats, and the main concern is the quality, depth, and freshness of the data.
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Looking for geo localization data of golf courses

I'm looking for free geo localization data of world wide golf courses. I can easily parse and store this information from several specialized websites... But I would like to find another way to get it ...
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openFDA: Can we print results for multiple patients at once?

Is there any way to get multiple patients' results in one output? I've noticed it defaults to show one patient's results at a time - and skipping allows you to see other patients - but is there any ...
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DailyMed RESTful API

I am trying to access the INDICATIONS, CONTRAINDICATIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, and WARNINGS field using the dailymed API. http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/services/ However, I cannot seem to find ...
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Open API for SEC data?

Is there any free API for programmatically grabbing SEC filing data, such as company financials or insider trading? It seems ironic that the EDGAR search gives you information in a nice tabular form, ...
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Open downloadable recipe database?

I'm interested in doing some analysis of recipes for fun. Ideally, I would like to obtain open recipe database(s) behind {foodily, allrecipes, recipes, bigoven, cooking, cooks}.com or something like ...
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Are there free APIs for searching news articles that I can use to collect trend data in news coverage?

I am working on a data-visualization web application that looks at trends in American news media coverage over time. It takes a keyword (or keywords), a date range, and a time increment as parameters ...
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Open database APIs for journal article metadata

Are there any openly-accessible databases for searching journal article metadata? I’m particularly looking for abstracts, citation data, and subjects/tags/fields-of-study information. I’m looking for ...
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Dataset of major newspapers content

I'm looking for the materials of major newspapers, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Economist. A random sample of their articles or headlines would suffice, but each newspaper has ...
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Movie/Tv Show api (with posters) for commercial user

I am looking for a movie and tv show database with a good developer friendly api which can be used for commercial purposes (Android app). http://www.themoviedb.org/ looked like a good options but ...
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Public domain paintings database

I'm looking for an API that would allow me to get a lot of painting on the public domain. For example, Google's art project contains a lot of what I am looking for, but you can't easily download ...
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Soccer leagues/teams/players API

I wanted to know if anyone knows of a website that provides free information related to various soccer leagues. I am creating a C# application. I'm interested in the following: table each league ...
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What would be particularly useful basic APIs for the US Federal Government to offer?

There are already certain basic APIs for census tracts, school districts, energy costs, a range of geo data, zip codes, etc. What I'm wondering is what would be other fundamental web services that ...
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How to get all the DrugList

I want to fetch all the drugList, lets say -> DrugName, Manufacturer, Prescribed for, Description. I tried using https://api.fda.gov/drug/event.json?count=patient.drug.openfda.manufacturer_name.exact ...
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Public database of book titles?

I want my users to set their previously read books in my app. Is there any database with easily accessible API where I can get up-to-date book titles?
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Average Monthly temperatures for cities around the world

I am looking to find the average historical temperature in april (not the average temperature in april of 1988, for example) in different cities (about 400 cities across the world) and store that data ...
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Should data APIs require registration and API keys?

When publishing a data API, there seems to be a conflict between requiring a user to sign-up for an API key and the principal of open access. What is best practice in publishing an open data API ...
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Format for exchanging open data catalogs

There are a number of catalogs of open data portals out there. Like many well intended efforts, many of them go stale for long periods of time or altogether. One way to combat this problem is to have ...
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API for localized nutrition and food data

For a current project I am looking for an API (or 'offline' CSV like format) which contains names and nutrition (kilokalories, protein, vitamins, etc.) of food and ingredients. What I found so far: ...
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Video game meta-data (supplement for Steam API)

Steam offers a REST-like API (details here and here) enabling a registered developer to obtain informations on its users (games owned, time passed on each...). However, I didn't find useful ...
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Total cryptocurrency market cap over time

Does anyone know where to download historical data for the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency ecosystem? For example, the data behind the "Total Market Capitalization" chart here: https:...
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Directory of publicly available polling data

I'm looking for (US) polling data, mainly presidential polling, for which the full source is available to work with. Specifically, I'm looking to be able to see results broken down by age groups. ...
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Open database of domain registration information?

Is there a central database of all domain registration information, or a way to access an aggregate of that data? I know there are already tools to help you access the registration information of a ...
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Open API for currency conversion / exchange rates to EUR/USD/GBP (daily settlements)

I'm looking for free open APIs (XML or REST(JSON)*) that I can access from my program code to get the (daily) exchange rate for foreign currencies to the Euro, Dollar or British Pound (especially from ...
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How to get the name of a Wikidata item

Let's say I have a Wikidata item QID Q19675, and want to get the name of that item in Spanish. While getting a property like P281 postal code is easy, how to get the name, which for some reason is ...
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Are there any APIs that find the shortest sea distance between two points, given the latitude and longitude?

Searching online turns up websites like this one, which can return the shortest over-water distance between two ports, but I'm looking for something more general. Are there APIs or datasets that would ...
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Is there an API for the Oscars/Academy Awards that lists past winners as well as current nominees?

I'm not looking for a page scraper but an actual API I can use that returns (preferably) JSON or XML. An example would be a request to return all the nominees for Best Picture in 2014. The Oscar site ...
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API or datasets for age & gender distributions of the world

Data request Data: I am looking for an API oder dataset where I can find age distribution (age groups: percentage of an age group according to the population) and gender distributions for each ...
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How do I get paginated data sorted by load date from the OSHA api detailed here?

http://developer.dol.gov/health-and-safety/dol-osha-enforcement/#osha_accident Without pagination it's useless and I'm forced to download and parse the entire CSV file.
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Get random city of any country

I am looking for an public Rest API which I can consume and get random city name at every time. No inputs (like country). City can be any size, it can be a village, town, city..
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How do you get auction data on the same individuals across auctions?

Is there any way to get data on auctions (preferably eBay) for the same persons across multiple auctions? Is there any API access possible? Any open data sets?
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Public web API to get list of apps in App Store?

I want to make an app, where user can find or mark apps that are similar. To do that first client need to able to browse app store content. If user set a keyword, i.e. "face", then I need list of app ...
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Sport's APIs For Headshots and Stats

I'm currently building an program that would benefit from higher quality images of University's Logos(NCAA, NAIA, etc.),head shots of athletes, and general statistical data(Games played, etc). The ...
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Open dataset containing distance between states in the USA

We use the GeoDist database from CEPII for distances between countries around the world. However, doing proper GeoIP load balancing between states in USA, there's a lot of sites offering this ...
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How to get all generic names in the API (drug label)

I want list of all generic names in the api.fda. I have this end point query giving me first 1000 generic names. https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?count=openfda.brand_name.exact&limit=1000 ...