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Real-time data APIs

I've recently started building a home project in Java for which I need lots of data (around 100 events per second). The problem, of course, is that I can't seem to find any publicly available APIs I ...
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How to Geocode coordinates?

I need a way to obtain the coordinates for all of one type of store/restaurant in a country. For example, all the McDonald's in South Africa. I'd like to use R or any tool that is more appropriate. ...
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Music database like IMDb

Looking for a public music DB Api, where a music title / author of music are submitted and it returns cover photo and sample of the song can be downloaded for listening. Something like IMDb for movies....
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Free CDN (content delivery network) serving US Census shapefiles?

Is there a free CDN (content delivery network) serving US Census shapefiles? Specifically, I need state legislative district boundaries. Of course, I've googled around, and didn't see anything. ...
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OSHA Occupational Chemical Database

I need to access the OSHA Occupational Chemical Database using the API. Is that service available? I would like to download it to a local database and then translate it to other languages.
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OpenStreetMap: Finding shape dimensions from a query

I often propose OSM as a resource on this site, but actually I don't know how to use it very well. (I'll post this first to OpenData but maybe it's more appropriate for GIS.) If I have a single ...
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Good web-service based API for getting the latest CME Globex future data

We are looking for a good url/json/python based API for getting the latest CME Globex future quotes. We want to run it on command line based Linux server, any suggestions?
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Are there any free real estate properties database out there?

I'm looking for a nationwide records on properties that have been sold from 2003 to present. Trulia does not have an API anymore and Zillow's is very limited.
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HealthCare Finder API Version 2 and 3 Functionality Differences [closed]

Our application currently point to http://api.finder.healthcare.gov/v2.0/. This website no longer working. Looks like there is a new URL available https://finder.healthcare.gov/#services/version_3_0. ...
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Where to get archive tweets? [duplicate]

I want some old tweets on mobile device to proceed in my research. Tweets should contain any mobile device name or handle. Where can I get old tweets?
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API for 1990 Census geographies

TIGERweb provides an API for the 2000, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015 US Census geographies. Does the Census (or someone else) provide an equivalent API for the 1990 geographies anywhere?
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How might I go about linking databases of business records to ratings data (such as yelp or google places)?

Given a large database of business names and addresses, how might I go about pulling ratings for those entities from other accessible online data sources OR from the BBB, Yelp, or Google Places?
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UK Weather Data Service

I'm looking for an online data set which can provide present UK-wide average temperatures, rain likelihoods, humidity levels and other meteorological data. Is anyone aware of an API/flat table data ...
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What does a “null” result mean in the Census ACS API?

There are ACS 5 variables that are available at the tract level, but return null at the block group level. For example, median monthly housing costs: http://api.census.gov/data/2014/acs5/?get=...
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Geometries for census tracts in 2012 and 2013 ACS 5 Releases

The Census API provides ACS 5 data for 2011 and 2012 (along with more recent years). The Census's TIGERweb services provides census tract geometries for the 2013 ACS release and the 2010 Decennial ...
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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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Is there a way to access Microsoft Academic data set listed on Microsoft DataMarket?

The data set is listed here: https://datamarket.azure.com/dataset/mrc/microsoftacademic It supports the Open Data Protocol. However, when I access it on Chrome, e.g., with https://api.datamarket....
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How to get the property name for a specific ID?

Wikidata entities have claims, inside which are property IDs with their snaks. But how do I get the name for a particular property ID?
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Access ECMWF Data via python script

I want to access ECMWF data via a python script. I am not sure how to do that. I followed the instruction given on the website: Accessing ECMWF data server in batch Unfortunately it says: "This ...
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Where can I get OCD Division of a state's district_court based on an address?

I am unable to find an API that will return the district_court OCD division for an address. I have tried the Google Civic Info API (specifically https://developers.google.com/apis-explorer/#p/...
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Examples and experiences of text and datamining use of open data?

I am currently working on a research project that looks at the barriers and best practices when it comes to text and datamining. www.FutureTDM.eu Do you have any experience with this in relation to ...
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Bikesharing datasets

Im trying to obtain historical datasets of public transports like train, bus and also bikesharing provider. While api.citybik.es provides almost all APIs of these providers, i struggle to actually ...
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Given an EmbaseID, is there any way to programmatically retrieve the abstract?

Given an Embase ID (= ID to identify a record in Embase), is there any way to programmatically retrieve the abstract of the corresponding research paper?
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Is iTunes api free for commercial use?

I am making an android app in which I am using music artists images from iTunes. Am I allowed to do this if I make money from this app? If not what are other free APIs which I can use for this purpose?...
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Fracking Cost per Barrel of Oil

I am looking for a historic and on-going source for fracking cost per barrel of oil. Ideally for the USA with regional and/or State values. However, larger sources are welcome. Any ideas?
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what are the best ways to build / scrape an open-sourced data set of a retailer type (e.g. tobacco retailers?)

I'm a public health epidemiologist, and this question has come up in a number of contexts. I've heard tell of people using Google or Yelp for limited uses, but we'd be building state-wide datasets of ...
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News events around the world

Is there a website/ API that can tell you the number of news articles that talks about a specific country? For example the number of news sources about Brazil ought to be extremely high (Olympics) ...
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Solved Programming Challenges Dataset

I'm looking for a dataset of solved programming challenges, like the ones on http://codeeval.com. The dataset should have the natural language description of the problem and N solutions for each ...
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Pokemon Go Data API

I wanted to know if anyone knows of a website that provides free information related to Pokemon Go. I am creating an application. I'm interested in the following: Pokemon stats Pokemon location ...
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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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Where is the real beginner's guide

I am trying to learn something about how APIs work. I was told that DOL has the best API and supporting documentation in the federal government. So here I am, on page 1 of the beginner's guide, and ...
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Average monthly weather data by city, over the world?

I'm searching for any website or dataset that provides average monthly weather, such as highest and lowest temperature, humidity, and number of rainy days, by city over the world (major city). For ...
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I get 'certificate verify failed' URLError when trying to download data from openFDA

I'm using Python and pandas to try to download the data in the FDA's 'Adverse drug event reports since 2004'. Here is my code: import pandas as pd import json from pandas.io.json import ...
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OpenFDA API - how to query on drug name with more than one word

Try running this query: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?&search=brand_name:tylenol+number+three I've also tried the %20 instead of '+' and it didn't work either. I'm trying to pull up the ...
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Any libraries for SEC Forms, such as a 10Q, as an Interface?

I'd like to process some SEC data, such as a 10Q, but don't want to build a parser for the data myself. Are there any existing libraries that can parse or represent these types of forms?
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openFDA API - ingredient and product name queries give bad results - is it me?

Try running this query: https://api.fda.gov/drug/label.json?&search=generic_name=hydrocodone - returns Oxycontin, not Norco or other hydrocodone containing drugs https://api.fda.gov/drug/label....
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Is it possible to request an api key for each one of my users, using their registered email?

I am using the USDA food database in an app, however I will not being able to use it in the live version because of the API request limitations. One workaround would be to give each registered user ...
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Given a PMID, how can I get the list of PMIDs of papers citing it?

Given a PMID (=PubMed identifier), how can I get the list of PMIDs of papers citing it? Dataset, API, or any other solution is fine.
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Linking PMIDs with ORCID iDs

I am looking for a dataset or API which would give the list of ORCID iDs (=Open Researcher and Contributor ID) given a PMID (=PubMed identifier).
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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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Getting updated date for all the endpoints through an API

I am trying to build a code that download all files from the provided end points. However, I do not want to download the files everytime and will only download the files if the data in the endpoints ...
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Getting Started with the OpenFDA API

I am totally lost with the OpenFDA API. I've downloaded the API from Github, run the bootstrap.sh, run python setup.py install, and I have no clue what to do now. My specific questions: 1. ...
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Is the protocol different for accessing data.dol.gov and api.dol.gov?

Trying to access the DOL API - specifically DOL OSHA Enforcement Data. Currently using PHP to make the API Call however merely changing the host and URI (from api.dol.gov to data.dol.gov and from /...
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API or dataset of fashion products

I'm looking for something like either an API that will let you query a catalog of products by category (for example trousers or shirts) and get comprehensive product information back or this same ...
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is there an open API for healthcare's medicaid / CHIP eligibility?

I'd like to make a healthcare website that would help customers find their healthcare plans easily. How can I check if the user is eligible for medicaid, or CHIP or medicare? I know how to get the ...
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Data on hurricanes?

As a programmer and meteorology enthusiast, I'd love to be able to get latitude/longitude of tropical storms/hurricanes (specifically in the Atlantic). Does anyone know of websites that can provide ...
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Queryable source of large cities

I'm trying to get a list of major cities in the world: their name, population, and location. I found what looked like a good query on Wikidata, slightly tweaking a built-in query example: SELECT ...
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Automating NOAA reanalysis data download

Not sure if this question is on topic but I want to be able to automate the download of data from this site using a script- http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.ncep.reanalysis.pressure.html ...
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Extracting Twitter profiles based on page followed

Is there any way to extract twitter handles, bio and location of people following a account?
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what is the api call for getting all the inspection records, instead of getting default 200 records

what is the api call for getting all the inspection records, or how to know the sequence numbers to be used for multiple calls to the same api, so that we can get all the inspections records, instead ...

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