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Pollution DataSet

I am looking for any dataset for pollution (pollutant measurements co2, ozone, .. etc) at any city in US/Europe during 2014. Most of Datasets I found are old. UPDATE Datasets I found so far: New ...
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Police precinct jurisdiction data for joining UCR with census

The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) contains crime data by individual police agency: http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/. These agencies have jurisdiction over a town or city, but for any particular city, ...
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Open dataset for the number of pets per country

I'm interested in timeseries of numbers of owned dogs, cats, and possibly other pets (alligators, anyone?) for a wide cross-section of countries of the world. Primary focus is on the US.
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ACS PUMS Data Dictionary Codes in .csv?

I found me some data, and I'd like to be able to filter, and aggregate the responses in a relational database. However it seems the Data dictionaries are either in xls (but not a format easily ...
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Crime Statistics on Abductions by Gender

I am looking for crime statistics (datasets) on attempted and actual abductions in the United States by gender. I am interested in seeing the statistical differences by gender.
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Looking for Arrests Data at a state level across years

I just find out that R comes with a data about arrests in the US on its base package USArrests. This is a interesting data but only for the year 1973. Anybody knows if there is another package with a ...
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A table mapping from US county or ZIP to Nielsen Designated Market Area (DMA)

Nielsen has come up with this notion: A DMA region is a group of counties that form an exclusive geographic area[...] DMAs partition all US counties, and I want to know which counties belong to ...
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Educational attainment in the private and public sector

Where can I find the data on public employees' educational attainment, such as years of schooling or fraction of employees holding particular degrees? Preferably, compared to educational attainment in ...
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Cost of living dataset

I'm trying to compare what the equivalent salary would be between two cities based upon the cost of living in each city. I want to be able to build something like CNN's cost of living calculator. ...
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License for data product of music lyrics?

I am interested in doing some natural language processing on copyrighted song lyrics. I saw a related project here, http://rappers.mdaniels.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ who used rap.genius....
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Looking for US County elevation data

I'd like to explore the connection between altitude and suicide rates discussed in the 2011 paper, Positive Association between Altitude and Suicide in 2584 U.S. Counties. I can get some data for the ...
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Understanding the population sample represented in CDC WONDER database

I’m trying to understand the population numbers in the CDC WONDER database when querying information regarding STD morbidity. If I build the following query: Age: 20-24 years Disease: All Gender: ...
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Source of ABA Numbers for US banks

I'm looking an open data source of American Banking Association Route Numbers for US banks. The ABA number is the routing number that is found on a US bank check.
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Data Licenses for US Government Data not in data.gov

I want to know when commercial use of US government data is permitted and for what uses. Below, there are 5 questions that I have for 4 different primary data sources. So far, I have seen the data ...
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Data set of US Congress in-session or recess

I've seen other questions/answers here in regard to the U.S. Congress for information like what bills a particular congress person voted on, sponsored, or speeches and such. However, I am looking to ...
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Information about congresspeople

Is there a database that contains the following about when congresspeople? When they were elected, state/district, age, gender, race, professional background, and would really like to have committee ...
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Basic Financial Data for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

I'm looking for a data resource that contains financial and/or employment non-governmental organizations (NGOs). CharityNavigator.org provides this kind of data for charities, but not for NGOs. For ...
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Hospital originated infections and mishaps

NPR and other news organizations are citing a dataset analyzed by Kaiser from the CDC: Created with Datawrapper Source: Kaiser Health News analysis of CDC data Get the data Would anyone know where ...
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Opening up Federal Trade Commission data on Safe Harbor

I would like to know how I can get access to the underlying database powering the site https://safeharbor.export.gov/list.aspx This lists all the private companies who have agreed to comply with the ...
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Flood Plain API

I want to be able to send an address anywhere in the USA and get back flood risk data. FEMA houses flood plain maps. If you give them an address, you just get a map, and you have to look at it to ...
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BEA - how to get employment data by industry?

Looking into the BEA (US Bureau of Economic Analysis) API - there is ton of data available, but I can't figure out how to get labor data by sector per county. Anyone has experience with it?
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Querying OSHA Data Returning Unexpected Results

I'm running the ruby sample provided by DOL to access DOLs OSHA API. The relevant ruby code is: request.call_api 'Compliance/OSHA/full', :select => 'activity_nr,estab_name,...
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Errors with running Ruby Government Data SDK Sample

I'm trying to the run the ruby version of the program to consume GOV data sources located at : http://usdepartmentoflabor.github.io/Ruby-Sample-App/ . I get two errors. The first has to do with an ...
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Are zip-code-level IRS income tax data available for every year, in machine-readable fomat?

The IRS publishes income tax data by zip code for certain years (1998, 2001, 2004-2008 etc.) but a) certain years are missing, like 1999 and 2000, and b) only for 2008 and afterwards are the data ...
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Fiber (dark or lit) maps and data

I'm looking for any publicly available data on where optical fiber (for Internet connectivity) is physically laid across the US. While there are commercial services that sell some of this data, and ...
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Are there freely available equivalents to the HUD crosswalk data (zip code to county/census mapping) that go back farther in time?

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides crosswalk data sets that map zip codes to Census tracts, counties, etc. and vice versa. Unfortunately these data only go back to 2010, and ...
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How can you get nationwide data of a particular type from the US Census website?

Every means I can find to access data on the US Census website wants me to put in some sub-national geographic level at some point. Even if I do this, I usually wind up with a giant list of tables, ...
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U.S. federal government data fetchable via SPARQL?

I am interested in U.S. federal government information (e.g., agencies/sub-agencies, programs, etc) that I can fetch via the Semantic Web/SPARQL. I am able to get this information via Dbpedia. The ...
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National Scale (contiguous US) weather data set for 1980 - 2010

Does anyone know of any national weather datasets that cover the contiguous US for the period 1980 to 2011? I need gridded values, preferably with a grid size (resolution) of 1 km x 1 km up to (maybe)...
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Tagged addresses

Does anyone know of a corpus of US addresses where the parts of the addresses have been tagged. Something like <streetNumber>123</streetNumber> <streetDirection>E.</...
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IRS Codes in machine readable format

Are there any sources of machine readable IRS codes (e.g. state, country etc.)? For example, on the 1099-B instructions, the 1f code on this form. However I would like avoid having to scrape the pdf ...
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Seeking Water Quality Data for Lake Ontario that includes Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus?

I was wondering what sources are available, or if anyone has GIS water quality data for the Great Lakes and specifically Lake Ontario? We are interested in mapping Phosphorus, Organic Matter, ...
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What would be the cleanest / easiest method of collecting rental property data?

What would be the easiest method of collecting data about rental properties. I'm looking for per-unit information including: Monthly Rent Are utilities included? Monthly Electric bill Heating fuel ...
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Docket Information call returns “Not Acceptable” error in windows form app

Our app worked fine with Version 1 and Version 2 of the Regulations.gov API, but I can't get it to work with version 3. I am using a new API key, and pasting the complete URL in the browser brings ...
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USGS Various API Calls

I am building a website that must gather information from the USGS' various APIs but seem to have a hard time. I'm trying to obtain the Soil Type using the Vs30 API. Here is the link for the ...
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What data on violence against women in the U.S. is available?

The best source seems to be the National Crime Victimization Survey, and especially their victim characteristics reports at http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=92 Any others? Any hints on ...
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Resolve company name / TLD to industry?

Where can I find a comprehensive data set of U.S. companies with their respective industries and internet top level domains (TLDs), if any? Such as the Fortune 500 list... Company Name Website ...
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Fatality Analysis Reporting System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a database of fatal crashes called Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) http://www.nhtsa.gov/FARS One can download each years data going ...
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How to construct a database with the underlying real estate data displayed by Redfin, Zillow, or Trulia?

Regardless of whether the home is for sale, if you type any street address into Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, they will often tell you the square footage, the last-sold-date, the taxable value, and often ...
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Standing and seating capacity of clubs, bars and restaurants

I'm looking for a dataset containing the following: Name of the business (I'm mostly interested in clubs, bars and restaurants) if possible along with its location Standing and seating capacity I'm ...
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Dataset of researchers CV

I'm looking for a dataset of researchers CV containing the following: date of all the main graduations (MS, PhD) and change of ranks. location of their jobs their field their name and gender I'm ...
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IRS Statistics of Income, machine-readable

Does anyone know of anyone else who has compiled a machine-readable set of the IRS's SOI Tax Stats - Historical Table 2, i.e., these? The .xls files available from the IRS are crosstabbed and ...
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Where can I find historical aerials for some areas in Dona Ana County, New Mexico?

How do I find several historical aerials from the mid-1970's or early 1980's and where can I download them and I would like them to be free of charge.
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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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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) data

I want to obtain the entire dataset for all zip codes in the US along with their corresponding USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) data. There are many sites that seem to offer a zipcode lookup tool ...
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Archive of ZIP code changes

Each year, some (US) ZIP codes change. New codes are added, preferred and acceptable city names change, codes are sometimes deleted, or even swapped between two cities. Are there archives anywhere of ...
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Where can I find data by “census tract numbers”

I am using an API (To get crimes in city ) where I have found a field entitled "Census Tract Number" and am getting data formatted with (longitude, latitude, census tract number). What does this last ...
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Data mining for US demographics

Where can I get US population demographics data for various MSA (MSA level data)? An early response is appreciated.
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What do the summary files in the ACS FTP drive mean?

I am trying to get all available 1 and 3 yr American Community Survey data for New Orleans from the census. I am looking on the FTP drive at ftp2.census.gov in the folder /acs2012_1yr/summaryfile/...
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Census data at every block level in US cities

I am trying to do a study about New York City. I need to know different information about every block level in New York. But I couldn't find updated information. I looked for specific information on ...

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