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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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Concert Events Data

I am looking for an historic dataset of concert events. I have tried the last.fm api but the query endpoint I need appears to be broken: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32409011/last-fm-geo-...
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US Government API Usage

I'm unable to find very much data about the usage of APIs from United States federal agencies. Which APIs that have been released have the highest traffic number in terms of queries, and/or ...
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US Election Twitter Data

Is there a way that I can get US election-related tweets from October 15 to Nov 15 from various countries. Can anyone tell how to use the Twitter API to get data older than a month? Alternatively, ...
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API that matches food names to categories

I am using an API that provides a load of nutritional information for food, for example calories, protein, etc. However what it does not provide is any sort of categorization of that food. Can anyone ...
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Open database for JEL code crawling (using article names)

I'm currently working on a project to create a database (for analysis later on) of 100 journals, and all the articles for these journals between 1969 and 2014. This of course results in over half a ...
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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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User profiles from professional social network

I'm doing a project in which I need data about users in a professional social network. I need information related to the experience, education or skills of the users. So far I've tried LinkedIn but ...
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High School Football Stats [closed]

I am in a application development course (CSC 400), required for my Computer Science major, and have been asked to create a "web scrapper" utility that harvests data of high school football statistics....
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What sources exist for sales tax information

What open data sources are available to determine the appropriate sales tax at the state and local levels? For example, assume that an three items are sold from a retailer to the following ...
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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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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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NOAA Satellite Data API?

Is there an API to access live (or semi-live?) data from NOAA satellites, such as the GOES-R series? I've been searching for weeks, and I know there are ways to manually access data through website ...
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geonames.org data dump seems incomplete compared to its API?

Because of geonames.org's API limit, I tried to download its data dump to match with my record. However, it seems like the allCountries.txt data dump seems incomplete with only ~ 7 million records. ...
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Are the API keys on data.gov considered sensitive?

To access the US data.gov public datasets, you need a CKAN API key. Should I consider this sensitive information, e.g. can anyone having my API key 'misuse' it so that it causes me harm, directly or ...
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seriousnesscongenitalanomaly in openFDA Adverse Events

I'm dipping my toes into the openFDA dataset and want to do some searches related to congenital anomalies. I know this data is searchable because the folks at Social Health Insights have built a ...
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OpenFDA API for drug Label changes

Is there is any API for getting the label changes for a list of drugs. I have been searching for APIs and RSS feeds with no luck.
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USGS Various API Calls

I am building a website that must gather information from the USGS' various APIs but seem to have a hard time. I'm trying to obtain the Soil Type using the Vs30 API. Here is the link for the ...
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Content-driven API or RSS feed

I'm looking for a few content-driven APIs and RSS feeds for a mashup website i'm building. Like Yahoo! News and Flickr, which allow you to submit a GET request and get a list of items based on a ...
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Survey of illness and symptom data

What historical illness or symptom data exists? There are so many health-related data sources on healthdata.gov, data.gov, CDC, etc. I'd like to identify the most useful data across all existing ...
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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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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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Discrepancies between the api url and the original one on collegescorecard?

There seem to be some discrepancies (Or maybe I did something wrong) between the data retrieved from the api url: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools and from calling the original url: ...
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Where do I find what to put in queries to openFEC

Trying to use the openFEC API but can't make the most simple query. Trying to search for current candidates, I need a "district" and a "cycle" but have no idea where to get this information.
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What APIs are there that are provided over websockets?

What real time APIs are there that don't require polling, for things like bus locations, flight locations, etc... -- which I can just poll with a web socket?
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Automate API Queries

I'm a project manager. I'm interested in IATIStandard.org an International Aid Transparency Initiative that makes it possible for humanitarian organizations to share information on aid activities ...
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Querying OSHA Data Returning Unexpected Results

I'm running the ruby sample provided by DOL to access DOLs OSHA API. The relevant ruby code is: request.call_api 'Compliance/OSHA/full', :select => 'activity_nr,estab_name,...
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A free API for rock climbing locations?

Is there a free API for rock climbing locations in the UK? What I'm thinking of is an API which gets information along the lines of ukclimbing.com, e.g. https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=...
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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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Maritime traffic data as bulk download or API

I am looking for a dataset of global maritime traffic which would include basic metadata such as port of departure/arrival, date, vessel name. I am familiar with proprietary online services, such as ...
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Related Books API

I am looking for an API where I can search for a book and retrieve a list of books related to it. It would also be useful to have this kind of search for authors. The Spotify API has a function just ...
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National Women's Soccer League API

I am looking to build an iOS application for the NWSL that displays live sports scores and schedules as well as other data you would expect to find in any sports app. I have found plenty of sources ...
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geolocalization of tweets

Do you know a technique to find spatial indicators using the package TwitteR in R? For instance if I have to find the word "dog" using the package twitteR, but I miss the coordinates, there is the ...
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Ski resort snow conditions / forecast API

I'm looking for an API for retrieving ski resort snow conditions and (hopefully) also condition forecasts. At least for ski areas in North America, but global would be good too! Specific data: Base ...
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Can LCAs Be Populated/Submitted Through A Third Party Application?

I have a question regarding the Labor Condition Application process that I would really appreciate some insight into. Specifically, I have been trying to determine whether it is possible to fill out/...
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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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What real-time Open Data do you want to use?

I work for OpenSensors.io, we are an Internet of Things company working on making real-time data more accessible, easy to use. We've built a real-time Open Data exchange through which you can publish ...
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Downloadable free movies API

Looking for an API with free movies and download links for them. Something like this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_films But an API and with download links.
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Queue (people waiting) management system data

I was looking for the data from electronic ticket systems (like those in hospitals or government units) and unable to find any. It'd be cool to have raw data, namely, the time when ticket T was ...
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Open content health tips that I can embed in my app/website

I am looking for open-source or publicly-available health tips for my app. I am so far not successful in finding any thing alike. Example of a health tip: Title: Carrots are good for your health ...
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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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FTC list of telemarketer phone numbers that have received complaints

Is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) list of telemarketer phone numbers that have received complaints available? Supposedly Nomorobo has access to it, but I believe that is as a result of having won ...
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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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BEA - how to get employment data by industry?

Looking into the BEA (US Bureau of Economic Analysis) API - there is ton of data available, but I can't figure out how to get labor data by sector per county. Anyone has experience with it?
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Are there best practices that government API producers should follow more so than non-government API producers?

Clearly, government agencies should default to observing the broader trends of API producers but are there particular best practices that a government API should follow? (Disclaimer - I am the Sr. ...
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Self-documenting RESTful APIs: examples with WADL?

One of the hurdles in taking advantage of a data API, particularly the ever more popular RESTful APIs, is either in implementing or finding an existing implementation of the API in one's programming ...