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Seeking US PLSS GIS data: Township Range Section

Question: I have struggled to find a good/verifiable source for high quality PLSS data (USA Public Land Survey System). BLM publishes a national PLSS dataset, but in my experience working with it, ...
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Looking for suggestions of sources for data science project

I'm currently taking a first step into Data Science, and studying a specific computational method, I'm a math student, but I'm looking for reliable data sources, and if related to biology (e.g public ...
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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) data

I want to obtain the entire dataset for all zip codes in the US along with their corresponding USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) data. There are many sites that seem to offer a zipcode lookup tool ...
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Open GIS data for SE Asia - Political and Administrative Polygons

I am looking for city and neighboorhood level (and other administrative divisions) data for as many countries in SE Asia as possible. It must be free to access and use. Trusted/official data is ...
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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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Seeking Dominion Land Survey data (for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) to overlay in Google Earth?

I am new to this type of work, and thought that it would not be at all difficult to find a repository of DLS data (as a .kmz, .shp, etc. file) depicting township, range, and section boundaries that I ...
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Cannot get data from FPDS atom feed using pyfpds

I have a script which uses the pyfpds wrapper (https://github.com/18F/pyfpds) to extract contract data from the FPDS Atom Feed (www.fpds.gov). Following is the code I have and this used to work till ...
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Seeking USA congressional district to county relationship files?

This must be a common enough problem that other users have come across it. I've finagled my way around inconsistencies and dropped observations, but now I'm reaching out to see if anyone knows of a '...
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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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Where Can I Find Library Utilization Data?

I am interested in data on the utilization of US libraries. Ideally I would like listings of libraries with locations, a complete listing of their available catalog of books, and a history of which ...
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Looking for US percentage of population overweight or obese over last 50 years

I've seen other charts that reference data from the CDC, but I haven't found anything useful on their site, and they don't return emails. Thoughts?
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Coordinates of all embassies and consulates

I am an editor at Wikivoyage (world travel guide), and for each city we list all embassies and consulates available in that city. Our problem is that this information quickly becomes out-of-date. ...
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Unique identifiers of US companies as a means of tracking change

I'm a brand new business analyst for a company that currently maintains its second-hand customer list (given by medical distributors, consisting mostly of hospitals, doctor's offices and smaller ...
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US Government Spending

Where can I find a summary of historical spending of the US federal government? I am not interested in budgets, I am interested in knowing what was actually spent.
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Requesting Workplace accident data from the UK Government

In the U.K. the Health and Safety Executive collects workplace accidents and fatalities data. They publish aggregated summaries but not the raw data. How and to whom do I request the raw data?
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GovData.de license zero-2-0

Does this license have to be passed on (I don't have the technical term), if the licensed data is used or passed on? https://www.govdata.de/dl-de/zero-2-0 Data licence Germany - Zero - Version 2.0 ...
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Is Open Government data ever restricted to use within the country of origin?

As the effort to collect, QC, organize and publish an open government dataset is usually funded by taxpayers, I have always imagined a government would prefer to only offer such data to its citizens ...
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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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How to get the road traffic data of India?

I need the traffic data for India location/area wise to perform some analysis.
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Data on Lobbying Expenditures: Net Neutrality

I found this really interesting graph at sunlightfoundation.com. I would like to do one of my own, just with a few style tweaks and updated for 2018, or at least 2017. I checked the source's website, ...
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Underground Infrastructure Data

I am in Brisbane, Australia and am looking for GIS data relating to underground services (such as buried water mains, power lines, gas lines, etc). Any advice on where I might find some of this ...
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List of us city mayors by year

A similar unanswered question, City mayor/council racial demographics, prompts this more generic question. Where can I find open data source that lists all us mayors by year?
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Where can I find a data set on the federal student loan debt since at least 1965?

As the title says, I'm not sure where I can find the data set I'm looking for. I'm trying to explore the relationships between inflation rate, total student enrollment, and total amount of student ...
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Texas Land System Grid data

I am working on R&D for Texas Grid data.Currently, I download https://tnris.org/data-catalog/entry/usgs-quad-grid/ data.But I don't know which is the actual Grid data for Texas.For example, ...
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Political candidate's stances on specific issues?

I believe that a large percentage of the US population are politically unaware and tend to vote on the candidate whom they 'like' the most. It would be great if public can have easy access to view ...
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where in the uk may i find a register or map of properties and their energy use

I am looking for a register of the energy use of buildings in the uk with granularity down to individual building. Is this publicly available? I recall that this information is collected when ...
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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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US Radiation measurements

Is there a service that provides gamma energy data from RadNet in machine readable format such as JSON or CSV? The current RadNet UI is restricted to html and charts. Excel report itself is limited ...
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Is there an open standard for the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Finance Report)?

I would like to push my local government to provide the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) as an open data source. I was wondering if we could go one step further by providing it in a ...
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How to import a SAS layout or Data Dictionary

Being totally new to SAS, I don't know how to import this layout/dictionary file into SAS® Studio: ********************************************* * ...
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Where can I find data about governmental subsidies of fossil fuels in the EU?

Fossil fuel subsidies in the EU are set to phase out by 2020. Where can I find data about subsidies of both fossil fuel energy production and consumption at either the EU or European govermenental ...
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H-1 (Work visa) data by year by state

I am doing a research paper about how immigration impacts GDP, and I would like to know where can I find data about H-1 (Work visa): Who is coming to the US because of work, and which state does he/...
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where can I find city contracts?

Where can I find full copies of city government contracts? I prefer file types that allow for searching. The city of Chicago provided access at one point but I can no longer find the actual files.
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Public School Teacher Dataset

I'm looking for a dataset with information about public (and private, if possible) school teachers in the United States, including names, schools, and possibly any other identifying information such ...
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How to acquire data about the speed and density of vehicle on freeways?

I'd like to find out the relation between the speed and density of traffic flow, and now I need some real data, but I don't know how to find it. Could you please tell me?
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Business Name to NAICS Code Mapping

I am looking for a way to map business name + address to NAICS code. Found few government sites like follows: http://www.thinkkentucky.com/kyedc/kpdf/All_Facilities_Alpha.pdf http://www.rcgov.us/...
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Quebec Provincial Crown Lands

I'm attempting to gather and identify limits of Crown Land in the province of Quebec, Canada. I'm coming at this from a GIS background and am trying to create a database that resembles the ...
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US agencies forms data set

Is there an API or a dataset of all US administrative forms ? I tried many searches without great success Thanks in advance
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Is there any data on actual average USPS delivery times

I'm looking for data on the average delivery times between points for the US Postal Service. I've found maps on their site with scheduled delivery times but I'm wondering if anyone has data on actual ...
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How to link a new dataset to an existing dataset?

I have to construct a dataset of hospitals. For each hospital, I will indicate the the town/region in which it is located. I already have dataset of towns/regions of the concerned geographic area. ...
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Do US banks have reporting requirements for public money they hold?

Do US banks or depository institutions have reporting requirements on public money they hold? If so, how could I find which banks hold the money for a particular local government?
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Is there a list of all US Government agencies and sub agencies and is it available via API?

Specifically I'm looking for: Agency canonical names Agency abbreviature/acronym Hierarchy of agencies e.g. Census Bureau is part of Department of Commerce Agency logos Website/social media accounts ...
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Open Data Scorecards?

How can one evaluate a government entity's progress in making their data open? I've read the 8 Principles of Open Government Data, but I'd like to know if there are tools to specifically grade an ...
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How to register in each state (U.S.)

I'm looking for a place that systematically keeps track of the ways voters in each state can register, such as whether they can register online or by mail, links, voter qualifications, etc.
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Is there (or should there be) a standard way to categorize procurement data at the municipal level?

One of the data sets that I see being released by cities is information about what services cities are procuring. For example, the City of Chicago lists their contract award data like this: https://...
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Historical OFAC SDN lists

I am looking for historical versions of the OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list (more details about the list can be found here). The OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) regularly ...
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Match Excel Spread Sheet of Addresses to State Legislator

I work at a non-profit called the Georgia Justice Project. In February, we are hosting an event called Justice Day where people from across the state will gather at the capitol to lobby with their ...