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How do you respond when government says it needs more proven results to release data?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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How do you respond when government cites time concerns for not releasing data?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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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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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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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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How do you respond when government says it should be selling its data, not opening it?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a dataset having multiple files and multiple data formats (JSON+CSV+XML) for research purpose etc.?

I have been working on data science problems with one format(JSON or CSV).I am planning to explore datasets with multiple data formats. Any links to such datasets would be helpful. For example: 1) ...
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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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How do you respond when government cites costs for not releasing data?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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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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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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Data set for Mcdonalds

Searching for any dataset on McDonald's Corporation; it doesn't necessarily have to be recent data. Any data on sales, employee, how they did during promotions, etc.
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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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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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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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what are the best ways to build / scrape an open-sourced data set of a retailer type (e.g. tobacco retailers?)

I'm a public health epidemiologist, and this question has come up in a number of contexts. I've heard tell of people using Google or Yelp for limited uses, but we'd be building state-wide datasets of ...
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Are there any public agencies which are currently streaming real-time video data?

I'm engaged in a discussion with the network security department at a public agency with the goal of making their live video data publicly available on the Internet; currently the data never leaves ...
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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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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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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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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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Crowdsourced Open Data

If a government or a company publish their data as Open Data, you don't have a (theoretical) reason to not trust their data. But what happens when the data is a result of crowdsourcing. Can we trust ...
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How to link a new dataset to an existing dataset?

I have to construct a dataset of hospitals. For each hospital, I will indicate the the town/region in which it is located. I already have dataset of towns/regions of the concerned geographic area. ...
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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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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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Iraq IDP/Refugee Camps

Where can I find an updated data set on refugee and internally displaced camps in Iraq? UN OCHA has one from 2014, but it's too old. REACH has one but it holds no geographic information. I'm working ...
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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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Are there any examples or best practice for encapsulating large open data sets into R packages?

I've recently been experimenting with UK government open data with R, and it seems like I could usefully wrap up some of my work into an R package. I'd want the package to download the data either ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I get my data indexed by Google Dataset Search?

Google now offers Dataset Search (beta) https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across the Web through a simple keyword search. The tool ...
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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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Are “protocols” to usgov open data also available?

The U.S. gov creates and makes available a lot of open data on various topics, but the one that I am interested in is new legislation. Let's say that there is an open data source for new laws (which ...
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Twitter - Labelling system for sentiments and other things

I have build a program that log tweets from stream by hashtag into a MongoDB database and a website to label them. The website loads a random tweet and allows me to label them with three buttons (...
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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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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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Can anyone use this Journalism tool on UK Public Bodies?

Are you looking for information on public bodies: especially links to their website and FOI request on "what do they know"?
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Collegescorecard - individual-level anonymized data

Where does the individual-level anonymized data for the collegescorecard live? For obvious reasons, this would be more valuable to researchers than the summary data. I don't see any access to it from ...
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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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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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where can i find product packaging information data?

where can i find the dataset about world products packaging components information? For example, the packaging of coke-cola is label, plastic bottle and plastic cap. where can i find such information ...