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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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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?
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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 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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How do you respond when government says it needs more proven results to release 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Given a federal agency, what can I expect to find on the regulations.gov API?

As an example, I'm very interested in working with rulemaking data from the FCC. Because the FCC is an independent agency, I've heard that its publishing requirements are different from non-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open and proprietary data in determining federal funding eligibility

For federal grant applications, specific geographical areas and populations often have to meet minimum qualifications in order to demonstrate a need that allows them to apply for a grant (e.g. median ...
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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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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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How do you respond when government cites costs 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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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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U.S. Supreme Court record items

Is there source of U.S. Supreme Court record items (merit and amicus briefs, appendices, etc.) from 1942? I'm interested in a general answer, but in particular, I'm interested in the record from ...
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What open data institutes in the US are working with the Open Government Partnership?

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global alliance of countries that are signatory to an Open Government Declaration. The United States is one of the eight founding signatories - I am curious ...
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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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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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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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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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Need clarification: if state or city gov releases data in non-open formats (i.e. book, microfiche), *must* they now also release it in CSV format?

Consider the following not-so-hypothetical situation: A state or city government has, for many years now, released a certain data set in various "old school" formats, such as a printed book or ...
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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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Are there best practices that government API producers should follow more so than non-government API producers?

Clearly, government agencies should default to observing the broader trends of API producers but are there particular best practices that a government API should follow? (Disclaimer - I am the Sr. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...