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Questions tagged [usa]

For questions related to the United States of America or regions within it.

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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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Share of urban and rural US households that had electricity, by county, in the period 1910-1930?

Are there data on the share of urban and rural households that had electricity, by county, for the time period 1910-1930? Maybe from the US Census? I looked in IPUMS but did not see any relevant ...
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Where can I find historical hourly cloudcover/skycover data for specific coordinates in Northeast America?

I am looking for historical hourly weather data, specifically cloud cover for specific coordinates. I have used Darksky API and it gives cloudcover as a value between 0 and 1, but I do not trust ...
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Downloadable list of all majors across U.S. schools/colleges?

I am looking for a downloadable list of all MAJORS across U.S. schools/colleges and across education levels (Highschool, Undergraduate, Graduate, Masters, Phd, Doctorate, Certificate/Short Term) I ...
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Sources for detailed LIDAR-based ground cover classification data? (USA/New York State)

Does anyone know of a source of processed LIDAR data that shows heights/elevations of the understory and of the tree-tops at around 1 meter horizontal resolution? I'm also looking for density maps1 ...
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Total Return of US S&P 500, last 50-years

While price data is easily available, total return data is a bit difficult to find free/open sources for. I am not looking for some massive data set that goes back to Galilean times, or covers small ...
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Historical data for congressional districts in Minnesota since 2002

I need demographic and socio-economic data for congressional districts in Minnesota for years 2002,2004,2006,2008,2010,2012,2014,and 2016 to predict midterm election turnout.
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Where to find the Public Water System's companies' annual survey report?

We are looking for the aggregate data for all US water companies' annual survey. This may also be called Consumer Confidence Report. We are looking for the detailed findings like the hardness of the ...
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How soon will UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine take effect?

Where can I find information about how much money UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine receives from the United States currently? Does the president have the power to cut off aid immediately, or ...
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Finest resolution for ACS 1-year estimates

The Census Bureau is allowed to release 1-year ACS estimates for census area with more than 65,000 people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Use_Microdata_Area). My understanding is that, for ...
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Where do I get data on newly formed businesses in the US?

Is there a gov API or dataset that I can get, on newly formed businesses? Data like biz name, address, tax ID, owner name, type of business (restaurant, laundromat...) etc?
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Wind Speed Map of US

I source wind statistics data that i can use to create Max, Min, Mean wind speed maps for the entire US. I need to download it as a shapefile, geotiff or geojson.
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US Fire Hydrant locations data

I am looking for the location of fire hydrants all over the US.I'm particulalrly interested in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire.
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How can I get all churches in the USA

I'm looking to get info on all churches across the US. Specifically, I'd love to get: Their address Denomination Active/Not Contact Info (website, email, phone) and any other info I can get. Thanks
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Satellite image data that allows input of a lat/lng and returns radius around coordinates

I'm looking for a dataset of satellite image data of the USA that would allow me to enter a lat/lng center and get the satellite image of the area around the center. I can currently use the Google ...
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US Government Spending

Where can I find a summary of historical spending of the US federal government? I am not interested in budgets, I am interested in knowing what was actually spent.
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Seeking list of residential buildings (API / DB) for USA

I'm developing an app where the user will choose some area on the map and then obtain list of residential buildings addresses belongs to it. For now I think about this flow: get bounding box ...
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ACS - Census Block Groups with 0 households?

I'm looking through some ACS data on # of households by block group in Santa Clara County. Block Group 2, Census Tract 5002, Santa Clara County, California has 0 households, despite having a ...
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US hiring data 1947-2018

I'm looking for US hiring data at national level from 1947 to 2018. I'm interested in data similar to what the BLS website has available for after 2000.
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Distance between different places in USA

For me to include in my project, I am looking for some API which can recognize the places and give the output as the distance between two places. Is there any database that consists of distance ...
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Seeking historical traffic data matching OpenStreetMap dataset?

I'm using San Francisco dataset offered by OpenStreetMap and I'm trying to get the optimal path using the pgr-astar function of PostgreSQL. I want to find the historical traffic data of San Francisco ...
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Historical traffic data matching the openstreet map dataset

I'm using San Francisco dataset offred by OpenStreet map and I'm trying to get the optimal path using pgr-astar function of PostgreSQL. I want to find the historical traffic data of San Francisco ...
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Data for exports/imports in quantity, not dollar value

Standard trade data that I see on the UN site and in the US's trade.gov only has the dollar value of the traded commodity. I am interested in the amount traded, for example, metric tons or barrels of ...
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GIS Data for Illinois Electric Distribution lines and Substations

I am looking for the Ameren and ComED's distribution lines and distribution substations. They are the 2 largest electrical utilities in Illinois. I know the HLIFD data has Transmission lines and ...
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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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Seeking RealTime Data For Traffic Conditions and Management

I have been recently working on a project where we are building a model than can regulate the Traffic (especially heavy trucks maybe , so that we don't have a delay in the parcel delivery due to some ...
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Looking for spatially referenced aerial photos

I am trying to find a source of spatially referenced aerial photos that can be analyzed with ArcGIS or R. I cannot use Google Earth because I have nothing to georeference it to. I know they are out ...
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Area income data for percentiles other than the median?

I'm looking for data similar to the Area Median Income, except that provides information about other percentiles. For instance, what are the 10th or 90th percentiles of income in my county? I saw ...
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Apartment locations in Pennsylvania?

I'm working on a project to find apartments within 30 mins of work location. I wish to know all the apartments in Pennsylvania. Where can I get this info from. I checked https://data.pa.gov. But ...
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Data on Lobbying Expenditures: Net Neutrality

I found this really interesting graph at sunlightfoundation.com. I would like to do one of my own, just with a few style tweaks and updated for 2018, or at least 2017. I checked the source's website, ...
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US data in postal code level which varies in time

What interesting economic, real estate, social data or some similar indicators are available with the following constraints: - Available for majority of states in US at high granularity (zip code, ...
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Precinct Name Change Across Time

I am looking for one or several sources that record changes in precinct names across time in the US (at least after the 2000s). I have looked on individual states' webpages, as well as other website ...
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components of population change at block group level

I've been trying to find a good source that connects components of population change (births, deaths, migration) to the block level. Whats the best source for this?
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CEO Pay Ratio Data

The recently released Rewarding or Hoarding report indicates... According to the SEC, approximately 3,571 companies are required to file ratio disclosures Then this report goes into details on... ...
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US State Boundary Shapefiles

Anybody know where I can download shapefiles of individual US state outlines? Something in the 1:100k range I found this, but albert's is better (the census data requires processing) https://www....
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Where to find US Cadastral data?

Where to find US Cadastral data similar to Montana Cadastral Framework. I would like to download taxable parcels and non-taxable parcels shape files. http://geoinfo.msl.mt.gov/msdi/cadastral/ Service ...
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List of all county (and equivalent) seats for the USA

Does anyone know where I can find a list of all county seats for the USA? Specifically I'm looking for (if possible) the locality name, lat/long, county or equivalent name, and INCITS code.
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Do census tract geographic shapefile data update annually?

I am looking at census tract TIGER/Line shapefiles from data.gov (https://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles/index.php), and I see that they provide options for census tracts for different years. ...
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List of us city mayors by year

A similar unanswered question, City mayor/council racial demographics, prompts this more generic question. Where can I find open data source that lists all us mayors by year?
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Unemployment and minimum wage data by state (US)?

Where can I find yearly (historical) unemployment and minimum wage data (preferably inflation adjusted) by state? I've checked BLS and DOL but they are not very user friendly for statistical analyses....
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meds not appearing in FDA CDER or medical device DBs

The meds not appearing in either are as follows: RabAvert Donnatal Androxy The search engine I used for the FDA CDER DB is as follows: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/daf/index.cfm The ...
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Where Can I find US Roads? “OverWeight Trucking Business”

I tried OSM, Google Maps, TIGER Database... But there's nothing like how the permits of the OverWeight Trucks roads are issued. Any idea about this? Thanks!
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Trying to find a shapefile on Hawaii volcano locations

I have downloaded a shapefile of volcanoes all over the world, but when zoomed in to Hawaii, not all of Hawaii's volcanoes are displayed. I have been searching but I can't seem to find a shapefile of ...
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Looking for database of US companies

Crunchbase looks most promising but they seem to be payware. Are there any free datasets of companies (established business & startups) to do some data science analysis? Ideally, the data should ...
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Where to find data regarding home types and addresses/zips in the US?

I am looking for the following, not everything is necessary, but I would like to somehow extract latitude and longitude for later mapping, and knowing where condos are located is a must: Necessary: ...
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Looking for database with ethnic information in USA

I want to train a classifier with given names or surnames of different ethnic groups available in USA. I want to know if there are any open databases available or suggestions how we can create the ...
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why doesn't FDA drug list include all meds?

The FDA has a drug list that I would have thought would have had all FDA approved drugs. The list can be downloaded here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/informationondrugs/ucm079750.htm You can search it ...
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Where can I find a data set on the federal student loan debt since at least 1965?

As the title says, I'm not sure where I can find the data set I'm looking for. I'm trying to explore the relationships between inflation rate, total student enrollment, and total amount of student ...
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All US cities in GEOJSON

Is there a data set that contains all US cities in GEOJSON format? I saw something about Mapzen having it, but looks like they don't provide it anymore. Did anyone download this or know where I can ...
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Can the VA Lighthouse API standards be used for healthcare operational API needs?

Can the VA Lighthouse API standards be used for healthcare operational API needs (not just electronic health record needs, but the supporting services that enable health services to be provided to ...