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Wind region Data for New Zealand

Can anyone please refer me the vector data source of the wind region (LEE MULTIPLIER) of New Zealand as the map attached. N.B.There are three data layers in this map- Lee Multiplier Coastal boundary ...
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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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Publish Media content data to omni channel [closed]

This is a very common scenario. What is the best way to implement publishing media content (Audio or Video) to different channel for same user? e.g. If an user access a particular content in desktop ...
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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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Android TV - Software Manual - Structure of Each Screen (UX look)

I have to map all Android TV screens that End User has in Android Tv. Is there a Structure Map of Android TV ? Something like manual ? I am looking for Manual/Specification for Android TV. In this ...
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What methods are used to prepare sensitive data for public access?

I am a policy researcher looking for the best technical methods to sanitize data so it can be uploaded to data portals. I am not working with a specific dataset but looking to gain an understanding of ...
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where can i download archives of eclipse,ibm jazz and mozilla

Where can i find and download bug reports, mailing list archives,execution logs,test cases,for the following projects? 1.Eclipse 2.Ibm jazz and 3.Mozilla
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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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User profiles from professional social network

I'm doing a project in which I need data about users in a professional social network. I need information related to the experience, education or skills of the users. So far I've tried LinkedIn but ...
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Which format (CSV, JSON, Atom, RSS?) should events data be published in?

I'm developing recommendations for local councils publishing event listings. Compared to other kinds of data, events data seems very likely to be used by web and mobile apps (as opposed to downloaded ...
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Publishing Weather Data under Creative Commons / Peer Production License

I am from a volunteer at FSHM (Free Software Hardware Movement, Puducherry, India). As a part of our community project, we have been working on building a weather station using Freedom Hardware. We ...
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Does Rutgers University Provide Open-Source Geospatial Datasets?

Might these datasets include business names, addresses (some goecoords), County, CBSA, NAIC, SIC, USPS Postal Carrier route and more information for United States and Canada?.
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Can I take “open data” from a website like Quandl, modify it, and then resell it to clients?

I am just wondering if open data have any limitations I may be missing. Can I for example get data through the Quandl API, do some calculations using the data, and resell the data? Is this legal? ...
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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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Can state, county or city sales tax records be retrieved in the U.S. under FOIA?

Just stopped by my local state government department of revenue office and ask them about how to go about requesting sales tax receipts of certain businesses in my area under the FOIA act. I was told ...
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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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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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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 location based data in Easting and Northing, Longitude and latitude, or Addresses?

I am working on publishing a listing of shelters and hostels, I would like to expose my data to anyone who would like to use it. One of the things I would like to do is allow the shelters and hostels ...
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How do you get access to large amount of data for your project?

I have a question and Googling doesn't really give me a concrete answer so I'm hoping someone on here could explain this to me. I have an idea for an app/website and it needs access to a large ...
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Financial text data/corpora

I'll be delving into text mining applications for my master thesis and I need data for it. Ideally, I would need a corpora of texts/news articles from some single (or multiple) credible and ...
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What should I do with a database of public library greeter questions?

I work at a county public library, and recently I found out that our greeters have been writing down the questions patrons ask them. I gave them a form to make the data more coherent and I've been ...
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Business microdata from UK Data Service

UK Data Service has several very interesting business surveys with the data that rarely appear elsewhere. It describes turnover, cost of capital, organizational structure, and other microeconomic ...
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How to crowd source open data

Is there a way to get a list of the top accessed open data sets by organizations and the organizations which use them?
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What happens to the data submitted to the DDL?

After working with several of the Missions and implementing partners, the question comes up on what happens to data once it gets submitted to the DDL. For data tagged as Public, does it enter a ...
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Data about completed prison term by country

I'm looking data (preferentially free and open data but I can afford small payments) by country worldwide on the percent of population that have completed a prison sentence or were sentenced. I only ...
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How to anonymously share data?

Disclaimer: This is a thought-experiment and I have no intention of releasing any data this way, nor do I have any interesting data to release. Let's say that a person wants to share data anonymously ...
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Where to publish aggregations of government data? [duplicate]

I'm working on a few projects that aggregate data from different government sources (for example tree inventories from different local councils). I publish a map of the data, but it would make sense ...
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Linked Geospatial Data in WFS

At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences we have released some data based on the requirements of the INSPIRE directive. We use Geoserver which provides us with a number of standard ...
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What's a good file format for sharing 3D models of cities?

Some councils have 3D models of the buildings which they're considering sharing. What would be a good format to encourage them to use, if possible? I had thought 3DS would be the standard, but ...
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What are best practices for where to answer agency specific Open Data Policy implementation questions?

USAID recently launched a Frequently Asked Questions page to handle Q&A concerning their policy ADS 579. These Q&As are directed at both internal and external audiences. I could see posting ...
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Where to host a public KML/GPX/OSM map file? (preview, map links, statistics, conversion)

I have a few KML files that I would like to share with the public. Google suggests hosting them on Google Drive, but I would prefer a platform that offers more map-oriented features. Datahub does not ...
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What needs to be done to be 4 or 5-star open data?

I work at a University which is trying to open up some of its data. We make some of our data available as PDF or Excel documents. The 5-star deployment scheme has been referenced a fair bit in Europe ...
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federal guidelines for reporting expenses and donations

I'm running for city council in a small town on the platform of transparency... really like 18f api standards, looking to find a schema to describe expenses and donations for the campaign - ie some ...
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API for datapackages?

Is there an API solution for datapackages which can be self-hosted? (Ideally something more lightweight than CKAN that can run on Heroku or similar.) Overall I am looking for a solution which allows ...
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Best place to publish my Android app's Google Play statistics?

I have several Android apps, and do not consider their statistics as confidential. On the contrary, I often share these statistics (as screenshots or CSV) on public forums, and sometimes people have ...
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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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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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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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Suggested formats for open data documents

I work for a software company and am thinking about publishing our training manuals as open (creative commons) licensed documents, so that others can use them, edit them, and derive new products/...
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Where should I host/contribute a mapping from Stack Overflow tags to Wikipedia articles?

I had asked for a mapping from Stack Overflow tags to Wikipedia articles over at meta.stackoverflow, but no one seemed to find one, so I started building my own. Where is the "right" place for me to ...
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Creating audio fingerprint database

My company has created unique audio fingerprinting system that we use to detect music and advertisements on radio and TV (among other uses). So far, we are used to dodging all requests for database ...
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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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Rating system for websites

I'm probably in the wrong StackExchange, but is there a rating system for websites? For instance I wish there was some sort of curated site that said that "xyz" was a legitimate training site. Maybe ...
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Datasets for smaller towns or villages

While the state level government should produce open datasets for many categories like company registers, land registers and so on... what are here some datasets that are specific to smaller towns or ...
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Should we open our data?

Our company runs a business similar to Yelp but limited to a regional area. Currently we are thinking of licencing our Point of Interest database under a free licence. Of course that would mean that ...
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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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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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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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Is there any documentation or case study of scaling up an Open Data API?

Forecasting open data demand is quite challenging. A new public dataset means more downloads, a new app results in way more requests. It would be interesting to discuss the throughput of open data ...