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A database of open databases?

While there are many open databases available, is there a database or the project that would contain the information of such databases? In other words, is there an open meta-database of open ...
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What are some OpenData torrents to seed?

BitTorrent can be an efficient way to "host" a large data set that are static. Also, BitTorrent is a good mechanism distribute a large data set as part of a open data project without funding or ...
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Let's suppose I have potentially interesting data. How to distribute?

This is a very simple question: Suppose that I have some sort of specialized data, perhaps that I've collected myself or been a part of the collection. And suppose that nothing prevents me from ...
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How can I reliably host and share large data sets?

Relevant to this answer, I discovered that datahub.io has a 100MB limit on file uploads. I was disappointed to learn this, and it tooks many server errors to realize I should read the FAQ, where I ...
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What are the practical limits of releasing open data via bit torrent?

I know that there are political issues (my place of work bans all peer-to-peer software without an explicit waiver), but how well does bit torrent scale for distributing large data collections where ...
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How do I share Open Data with others on this SE site?

I have some data which is Open(free from copyright, patents or other control mechanisms) and I want to share it with the users here. How do I do it without having to host it on some other server and ...
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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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NEISS injury dataset - machine readable and decoded

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) database offers both a query tool and bulk CSV downloads at maximum one calendar year. The available data dates back to 1991. Patient ...
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Bacterial infectious diseases dataset

Does anyone know of a dataset relating: bacteria (not viruses or fungi) infectiousness symptoms ...or something of the sort? I'm looking to classify infectiousness (ie. infectious/not infectious) ...
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What are the most common ways that users find out about new data sets?

I am interested in how typical open data users, such as journalists, researchers, companies, developers, and others, find out about new open data sets today. For example, how do sources like search ...
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How to publish real-time open data

I'd want to publish some "real-time" data, i.e. my FV panel energy production, on a server. Which is the best way of cataloguing the data and make it available? Energy is just an example, say that I ...
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Where to upload open data? (no online data editing needed)

I have CSV and RDF files that I would like to upload somewhere so that everyone can download them. What is the most appropriate website for this? I need at least: Easily upload, just select the ...
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How to embed licenses within SVG?

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Interest of double lincenses CC-...
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Where can I publish small database for free?

Is there any site where one can easily publish a small database (<5MB)? Ideally, the data should be published in a way that it could be sql selected by number of parameters. Just like any national ...
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Benefits of using CC0 over CC-BY for data

I've heard a few times that for data one should use rather CC0 (Creative Commons - Public Domain Dedication) license than CC-BY (Creative Commons - Attribution). What is the reason for that? (As ...
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Should data APIs require registration and API keys?

When publishing a data API, there seems to be a conflict between requiring a user to sign-up for an API key and the principal of open access. What is best practice in publishing an open data API ...
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Interest of double licenses CC-BY-SA + ODbL for SVG maps

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Embed two licenses within SVG. ...
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Persistent publishing of data. My nations DataCite does not cover my field; alternatives?

I want to make my geophysical dataset available for all humanity for all future. Until now, I'd put the data on our institutes' FTP server and write the link in the academic article I'm publishing. ...
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Recommended BitTorrent tracker/index for dataset release?

I have a large dataset which I plan to release to the public (around 80GB compressed, 1TB uncompressed), and after considering my options it appears that using the BitTorrent protocol would be the ...
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What is a ready to use wordpress CMS template for serving open datasets?

I am trying to serve certain open datasets in tabular form , converted to Google fusion tables/ spreadsheets etc to any interested audience. I am not a web developer but am knowledgeable enough to ...
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Protocol/software to publish weather information online

I've got a temperature and humidity sensor that captures the data outside the house and whose data I collect every 5 minutes. Is there a standard protocol/format that I can use to publish those data ...
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How can I Share my Data Sets Without Worrying About Copyright Issues?

I'm doing a lot of research in the field of Digital Text Forensics (e.g., authorship attribution, authorship verification or author profiling). In this field there are only very few data sets ...
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Publishing (structured?) data about products: information about products, barcodes, photos (incl. packaging)

Is it legal to publish photos of products and their packaging? Can such be done anonymously on some open license? (which would be the best for such data to be open for public use, as products are ...