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Complete Germany city database with cities, villages and regions

I am looking for a very detailed free or not free city database for Germany. I need information like state or village, region, latitude, and longitude, population. I think Geonames is a bit messy and ...
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Postcodes for Roads London

I have asked this on GIS and been referred here First time asking, couldn't see a starting point to read from. I'm doing a lookup by road name (London) to get the Postcode (first part W1 / WC1H etc), ...
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Where do I find a database of each city in the world and the languages spoken there? (Ex. Barcelona - Catalan, Spanish vs. Madrid - Spanish)

I'm looking to set up a dropdown of languages once the app picks up the city a person is in. Where would I find this database or API?
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Is there a list of all municipalities in the USA with population values as a spreadsheet?

so I am looking for a list of every municipality in the USA in spreadsheet form, or at least that can be easily imported into a spreadsheet. I would like it to include every municipality type in every ...
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List of all restaurants in a city (EU)?

Is there an open database where I can get the list of all restaurants (or bakeries, etc) for a given city ? Since I'd need theses places so as to be able to put them on a map, like Google maps, i ...
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Trying to find historical building footprints or centroids

I'm currently doing a research project analyzing how cities evolve over time and were wondering if there were any good online databases for finding historical building footprints. I've been looking ...
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Greater Cairo Metropolitan area - Finding official spatial data

Hello i am currently working on mapping megacities but i am currently stuck at finding a suitable and official source for the greater cairo metroplitan area eg. what distritcs it contains plus an ...
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Expamples of municipal decisions register published as open data

can anybody give me any examples of municipal decisions register (eg. planned road closures, approval of private use of public spaces, sanctions issued to citizens for not obeying municipal ...
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Country City Population database

I'm trying to do some research for some people in the SEO and data marketing industry. I'm flat broke so I don't have money to spend but I would love to find a database that's free that just has the ...
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Seeking list of all US cities and their latitude and longitude

I am looking for a list of all US cities and their latitude and longitude. Ideally something free will work but I'm willing to pay for it if its not too expensive and its complete.
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Cost of living dataset

I'm trying to compare what the equivalent salary would be between two cities based upon the cost of living in each city. I want to be able to build something like CNN's cost of living calculator. ...
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Database world cities with their names in all languages of the world

I'm looking for a database of cities in the world with their names in all languages of the world. Where it is possible to download?
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GDP per IP or location

Is it any public database, API where I could download GDP data per location, per city or IP address?
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Worldwide database of locations (cities)?

It's the first time I post in this community, I hope my question belongs here. I'm currently developing an app where a user can add a location to his post, just like Instagram does (or Facebook). To ...
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A list of cities of each country

Is there a free csv, xml or in some other format database of all (or least top 20-50 biggest) cities for each country in the world?
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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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earthquake usgs api filter by country

I am trying to get recent earthquake data using https://earthquake.usgs.gov/fdsnws/event/1/ api. For example this url (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/fdsnws/event/1/query?format=geojson&starttime=...
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How to read *_LOW_HN / *_HIGH_HN fields in NY Street Centerline Data?

I've been looking at the NYC Street Centerline (CSCL), in particular number ranges for individual street segments. Quite a few look like this: ST_NAME L_LOW_HN L_HIGH_HN R_LOW_HN ...
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Scanned architectural building plans

I am trying to collect architectural buildings plans for some computer vision project. Many cities publish scanned house plans as a service to the public, but it is not standard and not trivial to ...
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List of every city and town in the world?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a downloadable list of all cities and towns in the world. Can someone suggest a resource that has a comprehensive list city and town names?
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UK Cities and Towns

I've scoured the internet (including stack exchange) and trialled a few datasets but none have suited my needs. I'm after UK town and city names with long/lat positions and populations (so I can style ...
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How to get communes boundaries of Europe?

I am looking for an up-to-date communes administrative boundraries (LAU) of several countries in Europe (France + adjacent countries). I need it to be quite precise (less than 5m), since I intend to ...
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Are there open data sets about commuting patterns in large US cities?

Are there specific data sets about movement of commuters (in cars, trains, buses, etc.) in major US cities? Ideally the data would include numbers of commuters, have detailed location information, ...
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Dataset of entry/exit times of vehicles in/out of a parking lot

I am doing a study of traffic control and want to find a dataset of entries and exits of a garage or parking lot. Then I can calculate the staying time of any car in garage or parking lot. Example: ...
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What are your responses when people tell you they can't open data?

I'm part of Sunlight Foundation's local team working on opening up local governments and city data, specifically. We're working on a blog post rounding up the most common reasons cited by governments ...
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How do you respond when government cites time concerns for not releasing data?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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How do you respond when government says it should be selling its data, not opening it?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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Leipzig Districts and Parts of Districts in GIS-format

For a city of Leipzig (in Germany) I am looking for City Districts and Parts of City Districts in geospatial vector data format, that can be later loaded into GIS software, e.g. shapefiles, KML, ...
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Tallinn APC & AVL data for public transport

I am looking for automatic passenger counts (APC) and automatic vehicle location (AVL) datasets for Tallinn public transportation system. Any ideas where I can find them? Or if there are no such ...
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Crime Data in Canada

Does anybody have any idea where I might find data regarding crime in Canada or whether or not this data even exists?
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German municipality-level data (Gemeinde) on demographics

I'm trying to find comprehensive Gemeinde-level data for small (<10'000 inh.) municipalities in all of Germany. The (joint-)distribution or at least some summary shares of the following ...
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Where can I find city zoning district in Dallas, Texas data?

I need some open data source where I can download zoning areas of Dallas, Texas. I have tried to find it using official city GIS data, using ArcGIS online but not even close to find that.
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Western Canada ShapeFiles (Meridian, Township, Section and Quarter)?

I want to create a TileGrid Map for Western Canada of the 36 "Townships" (where each "Township" has 16 sections). I want to create grid tiles from ShapeFiles/kml/kmz or any other format file. I found ...
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Historic spatial extent of Beirut, Lebanon?

I am looking for historic extent data for the city of Beirut, in Lebanon. I would like to show the growth of the city over time, from 1950 to today. The data are to be used in a web visualisation to ...
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City boundary for Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Where can I find data for the boundary of Fort Lauderdale, Florida? I'd like to load the data into carto.com to create a map. I looked on their gis website, but I couldn't find an outline of the city ...
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How to differentiate between city and non-city in city databases?

I am trying to find a population database of cities of whole world, no towns, no villages, only cities. I tried various data sources discussed here including following Database of cities with ...
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open access database with companies/large employers registered in a given city in US

Is anyone aware of an open access database with companies/large employers registered in a given city in US, specifying registration date (office opening).
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Functional urban areas in the UK

I want to perform an analysis on urban areas in the UK. As, indeed, urban areas can be defined in multiple ways, I would like to rely on some well-accepted definitions and polygons. I found this EU ...
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Database of bicycle sharing systems

I am looking for a database of bicycle sharing systems. It does not need to be real-time (even though that would be wonderful). Each entry should ideally have the following: Name of the system (ex: ...
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Trying to locate US Census Shapefiles for all MSA's (Metropolitan & Micropolitan Statistical Areas)

I've been rooting around at the US Census Dept's Tigerline Shapefile download area through the web portal here: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2013/main And have been pretty successful ...
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City car parking dataset in EU (and US)

I want to do a research project about the prediction of car parking occupancy rates and compare different cities in the EU/US. Are there public datasets that you can recommend? I found a couple of ...
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Air quality in all cities in the USA

Where can I find information about pollution or air quality by city in U.S.? I would like to the data to be from an official source.
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Data of GDP values of cities in the world

I am looking for a data which lists GDP (gross domestic product) values of all the cities in the world. I already looked at the Wikipedia page List of cities by GDP but the list is too limited for me. ...
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Fire incidents data

I'm looking for a regularly updated list of urban fire incidents in North America or Western Europe, including: The date of the incident Address The type of the building: residential, business, ...
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Looking for datasets of complaints/requests filed at municipalities or cities

I'm looking to do some text analysis on complaints or requests filed at cities or municipalities. The data must have: type of complaint (e.g. "Noise complaint") complaint text (e.g.: "The people in ...
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Where can I download a dataset including longitude and latitude coordinates at a city level

I am looking to download a dataset with longitude and latitude coordinates for each city in the world. The systems data I am working with has geo_country (3 three-letter country codes), geo_regions ...
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What are known open data sets for the Smart City domain?

For example, air pollution data, traffic jams data, .. Probably also with spatial and temporal dimensions.
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Geocoding of Chicago crime data

The City of Chicago publishes some rich crime data, available e.g. here: https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/crimes-2001-to-present-398a4 The address of event crime is partly obscured, so as to read ...
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Property ownership data

Is it generally considered open data who owns a given piece of property? I am looking at the San Francisco Property Information Map but it does not include any information about who owns a building, ...
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Dataset of World Cities, Counties, Localities, Provinces, and States? [duplicate]

I have a JSON list of international cities with country, latitude, longtitude, but not the corresponding state or province associated with them. Is there a free database of cities that include what I ...