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What criteria determine a good name for an open data product?

I'm working on a new data product related to satellite atmospheric remote sensing. I'm writing an article on it for a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and the data will be publicly available. One ...
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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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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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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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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 to publish open data on my website? (Or: from CSV to RDFa)

I already spent some time importing data in a tabular form from a PDF published by an official institution. I would like to publish this table on my website. The data is nicely formatted in CSV. Is ...
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Preservation of blog posts, articles and essays

I am curious if there is there any good way to guarantee that my articles (posted on personal sites and other blogs) will last? Is there a reliable repository for articles, post and essays? Or are ...
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Standards for capturing organisational data like budgets, procurement, salaries

I'm currently starting a large project to capture and classify published CC-BY-NC data of an international aid organisation into standard open formats. (There's an overview of the project online at ...
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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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What are the data quality measures for open data?

How does a consumer know they are getting good data? Are there standard frameworks for grading the quality of an open data set? Should there be metrics published around accuracy, completeness, ...
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How can a data governance framework be adapted for Open Data?

I'm interested in seeing if anyone has experience to offer in extending an organization's existing data governance model to include open data release practices. For example, how have organizations ...
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Are there best practices about data lifecycle management involving citizens?

Different data portals from different countries treat feedback about datasets (i.e., errors, annotations, comments) differently, but none seems to consider feedback towards the citizens. Are there ...
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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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Is there (or should there be) a standard way to categorize procurement data at the municipal level?

One of the data sets that I see being released by cities is information about what services cities are procuring. For example, the City of Chicago lists their contract award data like this: https://...
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Is there a roadmap for opening all the data for a city or municipality?

In Chicago, a lot of data has been released on the City's Data Portal, but I have no idea how much is left to be opened. The strategy I've noticed governments seem to follow is to start with a ...
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Alternative to GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)?

I recently heard of GTFS as a specification for the times and geographic information regarding transit networks. It is initially used by Google to integrate them into Google Maps but is now made to be ...
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Categories and varieties of Open Data licensing?

My background with open/free licensing is only within FOSS. An example of category differences within FOSS is Copyleft/Permissive. There is a variety of licenses even within these categories. GPL, MIT ...
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What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?

In the past, I have released data as zipped Shapefiles (for the professional GIS crowd) and KML/KMZ (viewable by anyone using Google Earth). Are there other formats that would be especially helpful?
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Releasing old historical/genealogical datasets as open data

I work with a a couple of small non-profit genealogical and historical groups and we are interested in releasing some of the datasets we've compiled over the years as open data. This information is ...
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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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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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Is there a centralized schedule of data release dates for U.S. federal agencies?

Is there some centralized or streamlined source of data release schedules for major U.S. government agencies? Something that combines sources such as the BLS Schedule of Data Release, ACS Data Release ...
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What is the appropriate way to timestamp/determine recency of given data set?

Certain U.S. federal grant applications require the use of "recent" data, e.g. data used to support the application should come from recent (i.e. within the past 5 years) published source Is ...
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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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