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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 ...
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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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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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Dataset of US local, state, federal contact phone numbers?

I'm looking to create an app that facilitates U.S. Americans to contact local, state, or federal representative based on home address. I can use the already public shape-files to figure out the ...
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Is there a data set for all vehicle accidents in USA?

Looking for raw data of road traffic accidents, with impact location, make, model, model year, airbag deployment (Y/N)
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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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What format is NASAs JPL Data Dictionary written in?

The Jet Propulsion Lab Data Dictionary which describes planetary data is written in some obsure format, and I'd like to know if there is an easy way to parse it. https://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/tools/...
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BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey at MSA level

I'm trying to get annual data on purchases of televisions at the MSA or city level. I looked at BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey, but it looks like the MSA-level data is aggregated into coarse ...
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How does the NAICS system worK?

Is it something like the Dewey Decimal System for libraries? My understanding is that NAICS, like Dewey, has first digits for broad categories, then second digits for subcategories, third digits for ...
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Historical flight path data

Im looking for open data on historical US flight paths. I know the FAA has a real-time data stream that gives the flight, latitude, longitude, and altitude of planes. I want this data for the past 10 ...
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Find a List of Private Companies That Use Canadian Government Open Data?

How can I find a list of Canadian private companies that use Canadian government open data?
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how does add123.com get their data?

add123.com (d/b/a AutoDataDirect, Inc) lets you look up vehicle registration information with a license plate number. That information is protected under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, ...
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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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is there an open API for healthcare's medicaid / CHIP eligibility?

I'd like to make a healthcare website that would help customers find their healthcare plans easily. How can I check if the user is eligible for medicaid, or CHIP or medicare? I know how to get the ...
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Expamples of municipal decisions register published as open data

can anybody give me any examples of municipal decisions register (eg. planned road closures, approval of private use of public spaces, sanctions issued to citizens for not obeying municipal ...
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Need Resource suggestions about Indicators and Signs in Governmental Open data

I am studying for my master’s degree in Interaction Design domain. For my upcoming Capstone project, can someone please direct me to good resources that talks about governmental open data at community ...
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Government procurement bids

The US federal government publishes contracts on USASpending.gov and RFPs on FBO.gov. Contracts contain extensive description of the vendor. But I haven't find the similarly detailed data on RFP ...
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Implications of “For official use only”

Certain US government websites (fpds.gov, sam.gov, among others) have a footer saying something along the lines This is a U.S. General Services Administration Federal Government computer system ...
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Nation Builder Voter Database Leak

Does anyone know if the data leaked from Nation Builder (http://www.databreaches.net/191-million-voters-personal-info-exposed-by-misconfigured-database/) this past December is available anywhere? I ...
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Texas Parcel Data

Currently, I download any parcel data that I need from the specific county appraisal district for the area that I am working on, or the regional council of governments. The issue is that we spend a ...
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BEA - how to get employment data by industry?

Looking into the BEA (US Bureau of Economic Analysis) API - there is ton of data available, but I can't figure out how to get labor data by sector per county. Anyone has experience with it?
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US Senate/Congress Contact Info API

Is there an API to get the email addresses or other contact info of US senators and representatives by postal code? Or, is there some way of getting the email addresses of all US senators and ...
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Data on income information for India, China, and West/East African nations with GIS coordinates

I am planning a project to look at the spatial-temporal spread of income over time. Hence, I am looking for data on household or individual level income information for India, China, and East/West ...
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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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Class Action Lawsuit data

Is there a government database of class action lawsuit settlements with open claims? If not, where do sites like Top class actions get their info?
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Federal, state, and county prisons & jails

Looking for a list of all city, state, and federal related prisons & jails in the united states. Looking for the list to include the name of facility, type, and address. Can anyone point me ...
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What you look for in a codebook

I'm putting together a few codebooks/data dictionaries for our transparency portal, http://ledger.illinoiscomptroller.gov. In doing so I have been reviewing some examples to get an idea of what civic ...
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Government standards, guidelines, and practices for collecting data

By standards, guidelines, and practices for collecting data I mean the rules that facilitate: Practical value: Collecting data with a specific goal in mind Data integrity: Minimizing omissions and ...
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Inconsistent UCC usage in Consumer Expenditure Survey

This question perhaps does not belong here. If you do know where it belongs, please let me know and I will delete the question. Data: Consumer Expenditure Survey from the BLS (PUMD) Files used: ...
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Is there a Glossary of Terms for the Federal Elections Commission API?

Maybe I missed it on the FEC API site (https://api.open.fec.gov/developers/) but does anyone know if there's a glossary which defines all of the elements in the models? For example, if you scroll down ...
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Text of US Presidents' inaugural addresses

I'm trying to reproduce some text analyses of Presidential inaugural addresses, such as was done by this New York Times interactive display, and I'm looking for a good source for the texts. I've ...
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Cost of ownership - CKAN for city/local government or small federal agency

What is average cost/effort to launch CKAN instance and what are operational expenses to maintain it going forward? (Assuming small size government with limited IT resources)
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National Flood Insurance Data

I'm looking for any data on the National Flood Insurance Program. I've already found a bit but I'm curious if I'm missing anything. Here's what I have: FEMA Flood Risk Rate Maps- https://catalog.data....
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Is there a centralized schedule of data release dates for U.S. federal agencies?

Is there some centralized or streamlined source of data release schedules for major U.S. government agencies? Something that combines sources such as the BLS Schedule of Data Release, ACS Data Release ...
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Subnational data on corruption

Any sub-national data on corruption (any form)? Interested in any nation, but primary interest in Central and South America.
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Funding data for US Department of Education CSV format

I am looking for data about the funding from the Department of Education, Energy and Defense. The data I want is the fund/award number, the PI, Co-PI (if any) and the award amount along with the year ...
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Errors with running Ruby Government Data SDK Sample

I'm trying to the run the ruby version of the program to consume GOV data sources located at : http://usdepartmentoflabor.github.io/Ruby-Sample-App/ . I get two errors. The first has to do with an ...
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DOL Wage and Hour data: Counting backwages under Fair Labor Standards Act

I have a question about the Wage and Hour Compliance Action Data of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour division: http://prd-enforce-xfr-02.dol.gov/data_catalog/WHD/whd_whisard_20141105.csv.zip ...
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Querying OSHA Data Returning Unexpected Results

I'm running the ruby sample provided by DOL to access DOLs OSHA API. The relevant ruby code is: request.call_api 'Compliance/OSHA/full', :select => 'activity_nr,estab_name,...
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Is the web performance of U.S. government websites open data?

What open data is available about the number of visitors, type of browsers, etc. of U.S. Federal websites? Is there both historical and real-time web analytics data available to the public?
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College Scorecard full data base

The Obama administration recently release College Scorecard Data with detailed information on college cost and earning after graduation. Does anybody know if the full data set is available for ...
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Reporting Poorly Secured Non-Public Use Federally Funded Data

I work for a non-profit and recently I applied for access to non-publicly available data. My concern is that this data is not very well protected, as it potentially contains personally identifiable ...
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Demography vs. political preference data sources

I am looking for data on the relationship between demography (mainly indicators of knowledge such as formal education, rural/urban residency, salary) and political preference, preferably in the UK or ...
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What offices/divisions of U.S. federal agencies and bureaus can do site inspections at private companies?

Hoping that someone somewhere collated this stuff already - is there any single dataset that lists all federal offices that can do compliance on-site inspections of any kind? The Federal Register is ...
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Dataset of Business Schools in the US

Is is there a dataset of all the business schools in the US, with total undergrad enrollment in the Business School, Dean (and Associate Dean's) name and email address, and if there is an online ...
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Trying to extrapolate patient costs by physician from public Medicare pricing data

I am working on a web application that maps healthcare expenses by providers in a geographic area. Our prototype was previously using mocked data, and I am now trying to replace it with real data from ...
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Solid Waste Production, Globally? Spatially Resolved?

I would like to know the rate of production and content of municipal and industrial solid waste, globally in units of mass per area or mass per city or region. I would be particularly interested in ...
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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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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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Where can I find normalized data on governmental spending on science?

Is possible to get access to data on governmental spending on science in a such format that countries can be compared with each other?