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Historical Wave and Current data

I am looking for an archive with historical predictions as well as actual measured currents, wind and waves for the baltic sea. http://forecast.io covers other data points that I need, but wave and ...
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Where can I find publicly available economic data (American) on consumption, business spending, etc. for 1900-1950, by county/region?

I'm not very familiar with data sources in the United States, but is it possible to find "standard" economic data, like household expenditures, average/median household income, average/median business ...
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Shapefiles of 20th Century British Railways

I'm looking for shapefiles of the British railway network from any time between 1900 and 1970 (before many of the railways were closed). There are many historical GIS sites (such as GBHGIS and Vision ...
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Quantitative data on number of insects per area over time?

In my surroundings a couple of people / friends have the feeling that the number of insects has declined over a number of years. Do you know of any sources of data which give quantitative numbers on ...
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Global Historic GIS Data

This is a basic question concerning data availability. I am looking for global historic geo-spatial data covering the past 2,000 or 3,000 years. Variables of interest are biomes, temperature, ...
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Per capita surface area for (car) transport since WWII

It is an obvious phenomenon that the surface area each person 'requires' for transport has been increasing over the past decades (with growing wealth), because we have more cars. I'm interested in ...
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Data on radio towers and radio stations in the US

Where can I find historical data on radio towers and radio stations in the United States? For example, the latitude/longitude, tower height, and transmitting power of every tower that existed in 1930, ...
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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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Where can I find publicly available data on aggregate enrollment in health insurance *before* Medicare?

I'm looking for data on the number/share of people who had private health insurance by age and region (county, for example) before the introduction of Medicare in the United States? As in, before 1965?...
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Where to get hourly weather data for Moscow region

I'm planning an outdoor event, and want to schedule it on a weekend with warmest nights, and the least probability of precipitation. My first take was querying forecast.io for hourly historical data. ...
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Data by county or by zip code on commercial new construction permits issued across the United States

I am looking for number of new commercial buildings built or permitted at the county or zip code level and would like to know if there is somewhere I can find this for the entire country. ...
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Historical Aerial Imagery of Ivory Coast

I'm looking for historical aerial imagery for Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire). My first web searches have turned up nothing, but I know the French (and possibly the Soviets) created basemaps of the ...
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Seeking GIS data (points) for the Giza pyramids including Z-value for the tops of pyramids

I am not even sure if this data is publicly available or not, but I am looking for something like this that has been surveyed with a z value (don't care what vertical datum). It doesn't matter the ...
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Historical USA weather forecasts

I'm looking for a historical USA (specifically Chicago, IL) weather forecast dataset. Temperature forecasts would suffice, though the more data, the merrier. I know this has been asked a lot of times ...
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Historical shapefiles for cities in the United States?

I'm looking for historical shapefiles of city boundaries in the United States, for the time period 1920 - 1950. I know these won't be available for every city, especially small ones, but I'd like as ...
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Is there a free historical database of US corporate yields or spreads by maturity buckets?

I have US corporate spread data by maturity buckets going back to the 90s but am looking to go back much further, to the 60s. Does anyone know of a freee database which contains that information?
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Where can I find publicly available data on American dietary habits and food intake during the Great Depression?

I'm looking for detailed data on American dietary habits during during the Great Depression and WWII era, specifically 1930 - 1945. Were there any surveys that collected detailed information, at a ...
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Historic (start of 2017 season) Formula 1 betting odds

I'm looking for historic (i.e. from the start of 2017 season onwards) betting odds for Formula 1 races. Specifically, I'm looking for data such as winning odds for each driver (and/or team) for each ...
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Looking for historical weather forecasts

I am looking to write a report about the accuracy of weather forecasts. I have already found several source that provides data for actual weather in different locations, but I am having difficulty ...
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Aliexpress price history dataset

I want to find any dataset on Aliexpress products' price history? I found only one good quality website - https://www.pricearchive.org/ but according to their faq - they "do not provide special access ...
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Accessing historical data from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers

I am looking for historical data from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers for the period from 1945 to today, and ideally even for the period before 1945. On this website, I found out that such data does ...
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Large datasets with user-reported birthdates (preferably older records)

I'm looking for some substantial (say >10k entries) datasets which contain birthdates which will have been user-reported, not recorded from or checked against official records. Ideally, these would ...
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Historical (pre-war) data on cities and towns in Germany

What I do: I'm trying to find and merge city-level data from various time periods: ~1900, ~1930 and ~1990. I already have data on election outcomes, and a few related measures. What's difficult: ...
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Data request: how long do consumers wait for certain discounts, savings, and bargains?

I'd like to know where I can find data regarding consumers' willingness to wait for discounts, bargains, savings, and so forth. Units can be in time, or in time per discount percent, etc. Related ...
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How many people ever lived having a certain profession?

Is there any data on how many politicians(including feudal lords) clergy (priests, imams, monks ...) scientists(whatever that may be called in ancient cultures) ... have ever lived on earth? (or in ...
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Historical data of languages spoken in country by percent population?

I am looking for a dataset that contains the languages spoken in each country and their respective percentages of the population, going back as far back into the historical record as possible. I ...
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Historical international US phone calls prices by country and year

Is there any dataset of historical international US phone calls prices by country and year (likely since 1946)?
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Historical Walmart Stores Data set

I'm trying to capture a historical list of Wal-mart stores. I need store ID, store name, longitude, latitutde, address, city, state, zip, services, store opening date, and store closing date (if the ...
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Open online searchable book review database

In my quest for a story identification I'm looking for a publicly available searchable database of book reviews such as published in newspapers and magazines. I've found several such databases, such ...
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Sources of funding to curate exisiting datasets?

At my institution (a large land-grant US University), there are some long term research programs that would be of great value to the scientific community if the data were curated and published in an ...
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Grocery products per year

I'm looking for historical open data on food products you can find in supermarkets (like the data available on openfoodfacts.org).The idea would be to know which products have been commercialized in ...
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LCD/OLED Historical Resolution, Size and Prices

We are looking for historical data on the resolution, size and prices of LCD and OLED displays (consumer or business). We are able to find current prices and also historical prices. Ideally, we ...
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Data set for original exchange a security traded on

I'm looking to find a data set containing a security ticker, company name and the original exchange it was listed on (NYSE, NASDAQ, OTC, etc.). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hotel internal historical data required

I am looking for a hotel data to dig through. What I need as historical information is: Pricing Room Capacity Occupancy Thank you!
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Pictures of Black Bottom (Detroit neighborhood replaced with Lafayette Park in the 1960s)

I am looking for pictures of Black Bottom, a Detroit neighborhood demolished and replaced with Lafayette Park in the 1960s. It was the bithplace of the genre known as Detroit blues. Landscapes, ...
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Pictures of sewing machines with date

I am looking for pictures of sewing machines. It is important that each picture has a date associated (date of production of the machine, not date of the picture), so that I can sort the machines ...
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Monthly Gold and Oil prices going back to 1920s

I am trying to find Monthly prices or returns for Gold and Oil going back in time until 1920s. Yearly data is available, but I wanted to check if someone has come across monthly time series too.
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stock market headline news database

While there are plenty of stock quote (at any resolution) and market data going back to 1800s, I couldn't find anything on financial news. I'm aware WSJ subscription gives access to historic prints, ...
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Share of urban and rural US households that had electricity, by county, in the period 1910-1930?

Are there data on the share of urban and rural households that had electricity, by county, for the time period 1910-1930? Maybe from the US Census? I looked in IPUMS but did not see any relevant ...