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Which Governments publish their Ledgers and Accounts?

I am interested in collecting financial data of Governments to analyse the Revenue and Expenditure against their Budgets. Ex:- OpenReporting.com, OpenGov.com.. I have tried to find publicly available ...
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Open data version of the Foreign Assistance Program Inventory?

http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/ForeignAssistanceProgramInventory2013.pdf You wouldn’t know where I can find an open data version of the pdf (above)? With descriptions of “...
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Freshness of Unemployment Data

Since unemployment data is based off of surveys, I assume the announced data reflects some period in the past. I cannot find information on the "currency metric" of unemployment data. Does anyone ...
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IRS Statistics of Income, machine-readable

Does anyone know of anyone else who has compiled a machine-readable set of the IRS's SOI Tax Stats - Historical Table 2, i.e., these? The .xls files available from the IRS are crosstabbed and ...
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U.S. federal government data fetchable via SPARQL?

I am interested in U.S. federal government information (e.g., agencies/sub-agencies, programs, etc) that I can fetch via the Semantic Web/SPARQL. I am able to get this information via Dbpedia. The ...
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What is the best source for finding what businesses have opened/exist/closed in a given geographical area?

Is there a a standard source for finding out what businesses (with brick and mortar locations) exist in a geographical area (particularly in the U.S.)? This doesn't necessarily have to be a ...
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Involvement of central statistics bureau with national open data portal

Although this is a very subjective question as each national government has quite a different setup. However, in general, are there any patterns or working models involving statistics bureaus having a ...
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Information about congresspeople

Is there a database that contains the following about when congresspeople? When they were elected, state/district, age, gender, race, professional background, and would really like to have committee ...
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Which, if any, U.S. Federal Government agencies offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for their APIs?

Are there any examples of U.S. Federal Government agencies offering service level agreements (SLAs) for their APIs?
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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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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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Docket Information call returns “Not Acceptable” error in windows form app

Our app worked fine with Version 1 and Version 2 of the Regulations.gov API, but I can't get it to work with version 3. I am using a new API key, and pasting the complete URL in the browser brings ...
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Is there an official/complete list of all US government agency “developers' pages”?

The FCC's developers page happens to have a sidebar linking to many other US government agencies' developers pages, APIs, etc. It's a handy list, but I assume the FCC hosts it only out of the goodness ...
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What's a good file format for presidencies of countries? [closed]

I want to build a file with all the data of the different presidents of a country. Is there a defined JSON format to represent this data? For example: { name: "President A", Assumed: '01-01-...
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Congressional Record in electronic form

Is there a way to get an electronic copy of the Congressional Record, or otherwise get information about all the speakers in Congress, what they said, when they said, the votes on all motions bills, ...
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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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“Official” list of business branches

I'm looking for some sort of list with all possible branches of business/employment. i.e. "Restaurant", "Hotel", "IT", "Bakery", "Fitness Centre", "School", "Insurance", etc. Preferably something ...
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How to get total count of adverse effects events by manufacturer in openFDA?

I get error when attempting to use count=patient.drug.openfda.manufacturer_name.exact without including the filter by field like in search=patient.drug.openfda.pharm_class_epc:"nonsteroidal+anti-...
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Opening up Federal Trade Commission data on Safe Harbor

I would like to know how I can get access to the underlying database powering the site https://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx This lists all the private companies who have agreed to comply with the ...
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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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Now I have an API key, how do I access OpenFDA?

The link I am told to use, https://api.fda.gov, redirects me to http://api.data.gov, which does NOT have an FDA option! In any case, that site has no place to enter the API key I got on the OpenFDA ...
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Where can I find a list or directory of foundations, investment firms or individuals interested in financially supporting Open Data initiatives?

Where can I find a list or directory of other organizations, foundations and investment firms that are interested in funding "Open Data" initiatives? Those that are focused on Open Government data ...
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Where can I find the 2014 release of Medicare data from 2012?

I have read many news stories this week about a release of 2012 Medicare data (physician billing) that just happened. Some news sites like NYTimes and the Washington Post have data browser tools on ...
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What product is the Australian government Meteor made using?

METeOR is Australia’s repository for national metadata standards for health, housing and community services statistics and information. - http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/ If I want to build a open data ...
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Accurately Using Census Tract Data and Total Population

I am trying to gather the total population of Pittsburgh and overlay it onto a Google Map. I took the Census Tract .shp files from http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer2010.html and put ...
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Where can i find the surface area and the number of premises for all UK districts?

I am looking for the surface area, and the number of premises for each UK district. The districts should be listed with their ONS codes. Rationale: I am trying to process and aggregate Ofcom data for ...
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Is there any open data for Emergency Room waiting time?

I am a software engineering student who is thinking to build a Dashboard for ER waiting times. Potentially it could tell your whether a longer trip could still save you time. There's currently no way ...
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Are there good examples of open read-write APIs in Federal government?

Most of the APIs publicly available from U.S. federal agencies are read-only APIs of Open Data -- are there example of read-write APIs?
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Construction project data

I'm working on a project where I'd like to compare rates of construction job postings with known construction projects in an area. Is there a database of known construction projects in any given ...
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Return on investment in international development projects

The World Bank has ratings for its development projects. The dataset is comprehensive, but crucial details, like return on investment, are missing. What are other sources of data on projects in ...
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Educational attainment in the private and public sector

Where can I find the data on public employees' educational attainment, such as years of schooling or fraction of employees holding particular degrees? Preferably, compared to educational attainment in ...
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Is it okay to download all datasets from a government open data portal?

I'm thinking of making a copy of all my country's open data portal datasets. I will be rate limiting my downloads. Is that okay or is it bad manners to get a full data dump? I am asking of the ethical/...
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Colors of political parties

I am working on a project which visualizes html tables automatically. If the table includes parties, it would be great to have the color for this party. Does anyone know some page,api or something ...
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Data set of US Congress in-session or recess

I've seen other questions/answers here in regard to the U.S. Congress for information like what bills a particular congress person voted on, sponsored, or speeches and such. However, I am looking to ...
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Irrigating with recycled water: Permissible levels of Na Cl EC SAR BOD etc per water analysis of the water source

Am looking for databases describing minimum standards for recycled water for irrigation? In terms of permissible levels of Na Cl EC SAR BOD etc per water analysis of the water source.
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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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How many Veterans have been or are currently in Congress

I am trying to track down how many veterans have been and are currently in Congress The closest thing I have found is this PDF but it only gives me the 113 congress I would like to find something a ...
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IRS Codes in machine readable format

Are there any sources of machine readable IRS codes (e.g. state, country etc.)? For example, on the 1099-B instructions, the 1f code on this form. However I would like avoid having to scrape the pdf ...
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Where can I find column definitions for ed.gov data?

Thanks to Is there an open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States? I found http://www.ed.gov/developers where I downloaded a list of schools ( School District / Local ...
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Model documents for presubmission meeting with FDA about mhealth pilot trial and risk assessment

I am planning a trial with diabetic patients to use our digital tablet-based Android app for helping to track/manage glucose, nutrition, medications, and fitness-related activities. It has been ...
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Search for False advertising/drug name associated with patient complaint of false advertising

I'm looking for a way to search the OpenFDA databse for a patients claim of false advertising. I would then like to return the results of the search ion which the Drugs are noted with that claim. ...
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Vehicle Miles Traveled in New Jersey before 1981

I am looking for public road mileage or total vehicle miles traveled in the state of New Jersey for any of the years before 1981. Any help would be much appreciated. VMT for 1981 and beyond are here. ...
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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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How to make a successful FOIA request?

There are several questions regarding making a US "Freedom of Information Act" reqest (FOIA) for data: What is the best way to request machine readable data from a FOIA request? - (this question and ...
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A file listing adjacent congressional districts?

Nate Silver, of 538 fame, just Tweeted: Anybody know where I can find a file listing which congressional districts are adjacent to one another? Seemed like an appropriate request to post here. Any ...
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Crowdsourced Open Data

If a government or a company publish their data as Open Data, you don't have a (theoretical) reason to not trust their data. But what happens when the data is a result of crowdsourcing. Can we trust ...
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Is there a roadmap for opening all the data for a city or municipality?

In Chicago, a lot of data has been released on the City's Data Portal, but I have no idea how much is left to be opened. The strategy I've noticed governments seem to follow is to start with a ...
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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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Is Data.gov down due to the government shutdown or is it down for good?

I can't access data.gov. It says it's due to government funding. Is it down because of the US government shutdown and will be back or is it down for good?
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Government shutdown causing linked open data to go away

With the government shutdown now upon us, and many groups going to be performing an 'orderly shutdown' of their systems in a few hours... How can systems that rely on linked open data make sure that ...