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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Electricity and (space) heating load curves for a city

I want to get a visual feeling for the distribution of electricity and heating load over the year. There are national load curves, then there are reference load curves for individual (mainly ...
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Does any City have POIA (Public Online Information act) laws in place?

A few years ago, Sunlight Foundation advocated for the Public Online Information Act (POIA). Do you know of any city that has adopted such a law or statue? In the age of the Internet, government is ...
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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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Energy Consumption of individual buildings

We are testing academic algorithms on energy consumption. I am looking for a Energy per building dataset. Is there any city that open such kind of data?
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Find reusable images of city X with width>2100 pixels

I need large reusable pictures of particular places (to make Wikivoyage banners, example). Where to find such images? For instance pictures of Berlin with width>2100px Contiguous images, not mosaics. ...
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Macro Indicators of Economic Data by ZIP Codes or Cities in the US

I am looking for a tabular (preferably) dataset or a website's API that contains the economic data of zip codes, counties or cities in the US. This dataset has to go back at least to 2003 (it's not ...
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List of United States cities

I'm looking to get some data of this page http://www.greatschools.org/california/san-francisco/schools/?gradeLevels=e&page=2 To do it I need to create the links in this format: http://www....
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Standards for parking restriction spatial data

I'm working with some local governments in Australia to publish parking restriction data. Are there any existing standards to conform to? The kind of data I'm talking about: spatial (one polygon per ...
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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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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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Data about biases in city service requests

Many cities have opened up data on various forms of service requests, but it's difficult to interpret these data. If we see that part of a city has more calls for potholes, does that mean that there ...
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Pollution DataSet

I am looking for any dataset for pollution (pollutant measurements co2, ozone, .. etc) at any city in US/Europe during 2014. Most of Datasets I found are old. UPDATE Datasets I found so far: New ...
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Where can I find a dataset that lists all the businesses and their addresses operating in a given city?

At one point I had an idea for a localized web site specifically focusing on a single city. I spoke to several people within that city's government, and it was clear that there was no one single place ...
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How do you respond when government says it needs more proven results to release 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 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 should I categorize municipal legislation?

I'm working on a site to help Chicagoans understand what their city council is doing. As part of that effort, I would like to roll up the many different types of legislation into a handful of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free quad polarization SAR images of San Francisco in bands X and L?

For comparing the results in my scientific article I need quad polarized sample data for San Francisco in bands C(RADARSAT-2), L(probably ALOS-PALSAR) and X(probably TerraSAR-X) Up to now I have ...
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Free Cadastral Map

I'm writing a theoretical paper on landscape planning. I need a cadastral map to illustrate some things. It could be a map of a real city (doesn't matter in which country or state) or a fictional one (...
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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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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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Largest U.S. cities per state in 1950

I am looking for a data set that contains the largest city for every US American state in 1950. The data should contain the city name, the state name, the population and, if possible, longitude and ...
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Besides Vancouver and Chicago, what cities have open data on rental buildings bylaw infractions?

(Background - a previous answer to this question--not sure how to link it--tells us City of Chicago publishes building violations.) We've developed a free mobile app (Vancouver RentalDog, currently ...
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Consumption data of gasoline by month and city available?

Any idea if there is a public source of gasoline consumption data for US cities? I am looking at predicting changes in gasoline consumption as a function of recent technological innovations.
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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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US Universities and colleges with city/town state?

Is there any database or list that has the major US universities and colleges with the city/town, state they are located in?
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Data about when cities and neighborhoods were established

Is there any resource that contains information showing when cities, towns and neighborhoods were established? I am personally looking for information regarding Fort Lauderdale, FL, but I think it ...
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How do you respond when government cites costs 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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What cities provide open data on rental building bylaw infractions?

We've developed a free mobile app (Vancouver RentalDog, currently in iTunes) that allows people to identify licensed rental buildings in Vancouver, which have outstanding bylaw infractions. Our data ...
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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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Need clarification: if state or city gov releases data in non-open formats (i.e. book, microfiche), *must* they now also release it in CSV format?

Consider the following not-so-hypothetical situation: A state or city government has, for many years now, released a certain data set in various "old school" formats, such as a printed book or ...
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Understanding City Budgets

What are the most fruitful ways to dissect a city budget for the non-accountant? Are there any standards for releasing budget data that I should be advocating? In my particular case(Fort Lauderdale, ...
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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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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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NYC Crime Dataset

I am looking for detailed dataset for NYC Crime similar to the one of Chicago. This dataset doesn't contain a lot of information on when/where and what kind of crimes happened at NYC.
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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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Source of historic RFPs for the City of Chicago

The City of Chicago lists current RFPs. Is there a source for awarded RFPs before 2010?