Questions tagged [data-format]

For questions regarding data formats and file formats, such as comparison of different data formats or recommendations of a file format.

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PHP script automatically convert content in open data formats

Is there a PHP script that can take posts from my website and convert them to CSV, RDF, etc.? Can someone help? Thank you.
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Best way to convert Excel Files to Open Data Formats

We have plenty of data buried in a lot of Excel files (.xls, .xlsx). The data comprises mainly statistics (first row comtains colum headers, first column contains row headers, rest of data are decimal ...
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Fatality Analysis Reporting System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a database of fatal crashes called Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) http://www.nhtsa.gov/FARS One can download each years data going ...
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File formats by scientific community?

I'm at a workshop on data publication, and there's talk about trying to do an audit of scienfitic file formats by related communities. Is anyone aware of any existing surveys that we might be able to ...
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Is there an open data format for screen/play scripts?

I'd like to write an app that would utilize dialog from a play script, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Is there an open format for encapsulating characters, locations, dialog, scenes, acts, ...
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Optimal Data Format(s) for Open GIS Data Repositories?

What format(s) would/should be provided/included with a gis dataset repository? I know that there is no correct answer, i'd like as many different answers/opinions as possible to make the best ...
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How can I work with a 4GB csv file?

What's the best way to access a 4GB csv file? I would like get a 'cut' of this open data set: Full Replacement Monthly NPI File, available here http://nppes.viva-it.com/NPI_Files.html Specifically, ...
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Do you know any open/standard resume format?

I would like to know if there is any kind open/standard resume or Curriculum Viate format which allows interchanging of resumes between systems. Any hint?
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A Python guide for open data file formats

If you are an open data researcher you will need to handle a lot of different file formats from datasets. Sadly, most of the time, you don’t have the opportunity to choose which file format is the ...
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Is there a tool to convert geoRSS into geoJSON?

I have a geoRSS file that I would like to convert to geoJSON to use it with Leaflet. I found MyGeodata Converter (mentioned on What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?), ...
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What's the best way to host map tiles?

I'm interested in generating some open-source maps, with possibly world-wide coverage. I know that depending on the number of zoom levels I include, the number of tiles can be very large, taking up a ...
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Spend transaction data formats

What is the best format that we cam reasonably get government bodies to publish their spend transaction data in? In an ideal world we would ask for Linked Data, where every supplier was correctly ...
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Tales of woe from fixed-format (non-delimited) ASCII data distribution

It seems that many/most government surveys in the health sector are distributed in a fixed-format ASCII, often with SAS code provided to create variables out of the mess (e.g. NHAMCS values and ...
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What are the standards for data in terms of Open APIs?

Update: It appears there have been two directions in terms of answering this question. Data interchange (ex. HTTP, FTP, P2P), and data formatting (ex. JSON, XML, CSV). My original question was about ...
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Alternative to GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)?

I recently heard of GTFS as a specification for the times and geographic information regarding transit networks. It is initially used by Google to integrate them into Google Maps but is now made to be ...
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What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?

In the past, I have released data as zipped Shapefiles (for the professional GIS crowd) and KML/KMZ (viewable by anyone using Google Earth). Are there other formats that would be especially helpful?
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Standards for self-documenting text files?

One of the advantages of most scientific file formats is that you have a block of attached metadata that tells a reader how to read / interpret the file (what the fields are, for the most part -- how ...

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