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Dataset on coronavirus government countermeasures (per country/region/city?)

I am looking for a machine readable dataset of what country has enacted what form of lockdown on what date, and possibly the "type" of lockdown (international travel/national and international travel, ...
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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 ...
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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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Now I have an API key, how do I access OpenFDA?

The link I am told to use,, redirects me to, 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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dataset on emergency response

Is there any open dataset on emergency response from the government agencies? Such as 911 or fire emergency. Ideally, the columns would be emergency type, response time, geographic information of the ...
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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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What new open data do you need from the U.S. government? provides ~400,000 datasets from 180 federal agencies. However, I know you are interested in more data and more specific data than what is already included. What additional topics, formats, or ...
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Is the data used to calculate national CPI public?

What data is used to calculate the CPI (Consumer Price Index) and if it is open, where can I find it?
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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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What would be particularly useful basic APIs for the US Federal Government to offer?

There are already certain basic APIs for census tracts, school districts, energy costs, a range of geo data, zip codes, etc. What I'm wondering is what would be other fundamental web services that ...
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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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Individual precinct voting data for Pennsylvania

I'm currently trying to find voting results by precinct for for Pennsylvania. I know several states such as South Carolina have published voting data from the 2016 General Election. This data can be ...
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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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successful open data advocacy website

I'm part of a local advocacy group working on getting local government to open up more data and adopt open data policies. We're also trying to raise awareness about the role open data plays in our ...
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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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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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Where is the block assignment file linking 2010 Census data with 113th congressional districts?

The block assignment files from the US Census are very nice. Unfortunately, they appear to tell you which census blocks make up each district in the 112th congress. This makes some sense, since this ...
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Is there a publicly accessible map of the Swedish medium-voltage electricity grid?

I am aware of Open Infrastructure Map - it does a great job of showing electric power lines. I would like to have a datasource independent from OIM, showing the Swedish electricity grid, possibly with ...
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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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List of all world cities with populations over 100,000

I'm making use of the UN demographic yearbook which has a table listing most of the world's cities with populations over 100,000 (along with their populations). However, some major places are missing, ...
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Where can I find machine readable transcribed text of the 2016 Presidential speeches and debates?

I'm looking for a machine-readable repository of transcribed Presidential debates and speeches from the 2016 general election. Structured data with a common format is desirable, as well as updates for ...
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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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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:
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List of German local politicians

I am looking for a dataset/list of all mayors of German municipalities. In particular I am interested in smaller municipalities (<10'000 inhabitants). I care most about the following data Age ...
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