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Is there a dataset for historical US towns and roads?

I need to map US settlements/towns/cities from colonial times through roughly 1900, for example Bath, NC founded 1705 at lat/lon. The minimal data I'm looking for would contain: Name of town or ...
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Open dataset with historical plates/slides from astronomical surveys (absorption or emission spectra)?

The article 1917 astronomical plate has first-ever evidence of exoplanetary system inspired my inquiry, as the question has been on my mind for years: Where can I find star charts/plates from days ...
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Typical Weather Averages by Lon/Lat

I would like to build a local dataset of monthly averages for rainfall, sunshine hours, temperate (C/F) for all the major cities of the world. I have all the lon/lat's stored for all the cities I ...
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Where can I find historical rainfall and temperature data for individual weather stations in the US?

I'm reading a journal paper that uses historical rainfall and temperature data for the United States, starting in 1900. The paper says The [National Weather Service Cooperative] COOP Network ...
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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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Where can I find Historical GIS datasets?

I've been looking for a while for Historical GIS datasets. In a lot of places (also in answers here at StackExchange), people are referring to a great dataset at ThinkQuest, which contains detailed ...
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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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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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Administrative boundaries for historical political entities?

Similar to Seeking administrative boundaries for various countries?, do you have any data sources for historical political entities, and their administrative sub-units? Data from any continent, any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Vital statistics of the United States (early 20th century)

The US census bureau published annual volumes in its series "Vital Statistics of the United States" between 1890 and 1930. Each report is available as a pdf here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/...
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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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Population and GDP of the UK nations 1950-today

I'm looking for the population and GDP of the UK nations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) from the 1950s to today, ideally at the yearly level. Any tip?
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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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Archive of ZIP code changes

Each year, some (US) ZIP codes change. New codes are added, preferred and acceptable city names change, codes are sometimes deleted, or even swapped between two cities. Are there archives anywhere of ...
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Looking for Soviet Union or Russia transportation GIS dataset

I am looking for a dataset that can I obtain about Russia's transportation. I am working on a PDF of the former Soviet Union's St. Petersburg map that I have here and need to georeference it. Is there ...
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Total cryptocurrency market cap over time

Does anyone know where to download historical data for the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency ecosystem? For example, the data behind the "Total Market Capitalization" chart here: https:...
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Open Data: Dataset containing records of events throughout history?

I had an idea for a project, and I was wondering if there was a dataset somewhere that contained records of historical events - possibly with their start and end dates, the name of the event, and ...
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Mid-19th Century to Early-20th Century Mumbai/Bombay Population Data(sets)

I am an undergraduate student studying Geographic Information Systems. My semester final project is regarding the industrialization and deindustrialization of Mumbai/Bombay centered around two ...
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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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Data tables from Sorokin's Social and Cultural Dynamics

The title says it all, does there exist in digital form, like csv-files or spreadsheets, the (very many) data tables from Pitirim A Sorokin's Social and Cultural Dynamics, all four volumes: I ...
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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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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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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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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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Where can I get shapefiles for changing German territory during the Second World War?

I am looking to get ArcGIS shapefiles for changes in the territory of Germany throughout World War Two.
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cryptocurrency historic data in fine granularity, e.g. minute bars [duplicate]

For daily OHLC data, I'm aware of all the wonderful resources on Quandl. But is there a good minute bar database for couple of the major cryptocurrencies, e.g. bitcoin, ether, etc. I don't need very ...
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Historical Mobile App Rankings/Downloads and Prices

I am a PhD student in Economics who is starting a new research project on the mobile app market. For this project, I would ideally need historical data on the rankings (or downloads), prices, and ...
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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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Looking for historical data on NBA player-specific salaries and other contract information

I would like to find data that describe every player contract in the NBA, as far back into the past as possible. Optimally, this would include salary, term of contract, player agency, etc. I search ...
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Historic state-to-state migration in the US [duplicate]

A few month ago, I tried to obtain data on county-to-county migration in the US but realized that this data might be to specific to find. Now I try my luck with a less detailed version: I am looking ...
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Largest U.S. cities per state in 1950

I am looking for a data set that contains the largest city for every US American state in 1950. The data should contain the city name, the state name, the population and, if possible, longitude and ...
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US-County level - median income 1930 to 1990

I am looking for median income statistics per county for the time period from 1930 to 1990. I have found these median income statistics from 1960 to 1990 at the US census bureau. However, I seem to be ...
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Dead Sea historical measurements 1930s to 1970s

I'm looking for historical Dead Sea water levels data. There's a good sequence from 1976 until today on a monthly basis, but there are some graphs that show measurement data from the 1930s. I'm ...
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Where can I find historical business address data for specific types of businesses?

I am interested in compiling a database with the address of every operating racetrack casino establishment in the USA, for each year from 1998 to present. This might sound like a difficult task. ...
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Get Historic Temperature Data by GPS and Timestamp Using R

I have a dataset: ID Time Lat Long a 2016-06-01 10:35:26 41.79925 -71.33052 a 2016-06-01 10:35:57 41.80174 -71.33307 a 2016-06-01 10:37:30 41....
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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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Where can I find historical data for Italian weather (especially for hail storm)?

I need historical hailstorm data for Italian cities, day by day since 2014. I don't mind what format the data is in (csv, xml, etc...). Having a Web API would be great as well.
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Historical Oil Price Forecasts - MENA/West Africa Region

I am looking for historical crude oil price forecasts, ideally from 1970's - present. I want to look at impacts of oil price expectations rather than real oil prices in the MENA (https://en.wikipedia....
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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 NCAA football poll rankings by week?

Is there a source for historical weekly poll rankings for NCAA football? Ideally something like the AP poll, but any of them would do, I would just like to look at yearly rankings in the beginning of ...
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Historical arthritis rates for Americans since 1990 to present

I'm looking for the percent of people with doctor-diagnosed arthritis in America, yearly figures since 1990 to present, or whatever you have in that date range. I'm looking for tabular data. I found ...