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Where could I find (online) and download articles of incorporation?

I am looking for articles of incorporation in electronic paperless version of wanted USA companies but unable to find them. Tried SunBiz, Edgar, SEC, secretaries of States (webpages: business search), ...
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Documentation for spatial USAID DDL data

I am engaged in a project, Climate Resilient Ecosystem and Livelihood, where we generated and/or compiled various spatial data (satellite images, ArcGIS featureclasses, spreadhseets, static maps, etc.)...
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Suggested formats for open data documents

I work for a software company and am thinking about publishing our training manuals as open (creative commons) licensed documents, so that others can use them, edit them, and derive new products/...
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What do the permit types in Chicago's Building Permit Data mean?

The documentation for Chicago's building permit data seems to be out date. Anybody know what Permit Type "PERMIT - NEW CONSTRUCTION" and "PERMIT - RENOVATION/ALTERATION" mean?
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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 ...
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Standards for documenting gaps in data?

Often, we have catalogs of events or features that are based off of a time-series of data that has gaps. I was wondering if there were any standards for describing those gaps, and what type of gap ...
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Standards for documenting use caveats?

One of the problems with distributing data is that people think they understand it, and try to use it in ways that may be incompatable with the files. Examples: Years ago, one of the scientists I ...
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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 ...