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Uses of Open Data consists of ways and methods to utilize Open Data in attempts to achieve its maximum benefits

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Where can I find a repository of open data stories?

Stories that highlight the impact of open data and connect data to the individual. They can be small and regional.
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Where can I find examples of open data being used in business?

I'm not looking for apps built in hackathons - but examples of open data used in real business, or even better businesses built around open data itself (commercial entities that make money, not non ...
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From an entrepreneur's perspective, are there reasons to open data?

Open data is perceived as being free. One argument against open data I often hear is that by making data open, you might lose your advantage over the competion. This way of thinking also keeps some ...
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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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Are there publicly available sources listing uses of open data?

It would be very valuable for government officials and the public to be able to track the uses of open data sets. Are there sources that currently do this and make the information available to the ...
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Graph of Landsat Downloads?

Where can I find find a graph of Landsat downloads, to show the effect free access has had?
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Human name country wise corpus

Where I can get the human name corpus country-wise, so that I can use it for training my neural network for detecting the human names out of the string. Does anyone have idea of this?
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What are examples of people sharing personal data as open data?

Personal data usually has to be anonymised, e.g. aggregated, to be published as open data. However, some individuals are willing to share some of their personal data for example to contribute to ...
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SPARQL federation and attribution licenses?

Many public datasets are published under licenses that require attribution, such as CC-BY. If I have a public SPARQL endpoint, and allow federated queries to access data from such endpoint, that means ...
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open Big Data to solve cancer epidemiology challenge

I am a doctor and I am coordinator of a project that will call for innovative projects around challenges in the field of Big Data applied to Cancer Epidemiology. The specifity of the projects is to ...
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Open sports data

Today you can find all sorts of data in an open format. Most financial data, polling and government databases, just about every baseball play ever played. However this open data paradigm hasn't ...
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Linked Open Data Statistics

Where i can find a good document about Statistics of Linked open data cloud (organizations, number of triples and number of links) year by year? In the official web site (lod cloud) there's only ...
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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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Realtime Data - Why and Who?

I can understand the need for real-time data in 'bidding' and 'automated' scenarios. I can also see the point for direct customer interaction and response through social media (maybe). However, ...
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What forums / boards do you use to answer open data questions? [closed]

In NYC, we're wondering what forums and web boards do open data professionals use to answer questions around open data? CartoDB promotes the GIS Stack Exchange. BetaNYC has a spreadsheet listing NYC ...
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What are good examples of open data dashboards?

What are good examples of open data dashboards? This can either be: A dashboard that uses open data, for example the London City Dashboard (but better...) A collection of metrics about the open ...
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Why is CSV “better” than Excel in 5 star open data schema?

I am reading about 5 star schema for Open data. I noticed that the data ranked with three stars are CSV files while data ranked as two stars are like Excel documents. I wonder why is that? Is excel ...
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Where are some examples of interesting analyses of the College Scorecard data?

I've been searching online for plots and analyses of the College Scorecard data, because I'm interested in analyzing the data myself. I don't want to reproduce what others have already done. I've ...
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How do I download a Socrata graph or map definition I have created?

When I create a custom view, a map, chart, graph or report, and save it, the definition of that view is stored somewhere on Socrata. How is the definition stored? Is it a schema? How can I download ...
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Open Data Portal/Software for Live Measurements: is there any?

I am working in meteorology/glaciology. We have quite a lot of observations (partly live!) and we would like to publish these data (live!) to the world. So what we are looking for is a portal/...
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IMDB dataset on Kaggle and copyright explanation

I was surfing on kaggle and I found this dataset https://www.kaggle.com/deepmatrix/imdb-5000-movie-dataset it contains data from 5000 IMDB movies. I was surprised since i thought that this would be ...
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Open Badges/Tin Can to open up credential & learning data

What are the differences between http://tincanapi.com/ & http://openbadges.org/ ? I think they are both great ways in opening up credential data, but was wondering in what specific situations ...
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What are good examples of how open data is driving community development?

I am looking for examples of how open data is helping to drive community development, with a focus on the United States. We are seeking examples across a broad range of community development domains,...
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Forbes.com writer looking for up-and-running examples of data driven applications that improve human services in government

I am a writer for Forbes.com / Forbes Insights. I am looking for examples of how data is being used to improve the quality in the government provision of human services provision in: Child Welfare ...
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Site that provides up to date list of programming languages/frameworks to open source repositories using it?

When you are learning how to program in a certain language or with a particular framework, it is very useful to have an actual real-world example of that project being used somewhere in the open ...
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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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methods to build your own data set from public domain data sources

Data sets can originate from government sources, corporations, or individuals. When an individual collects data, the exercise of collecting data falls into at least two categories: The individual ...
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API for getting data from a disease name?

For example, entering: "lung Adenocarcinoma" should return (JSON preferably) large chunks of information about that disease, such as definition, alternate names, validity, treatments, signs, etc.. I'...
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People check-in Dataset

I am looking for people's check-in data, whether it's google history location dataset or Foursquare check-in dataset. Would you please let me know where can I find similar datasets ? Apparently a lot ...
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Sierra Leone Ethnic Groups - Shapefile

I am looking for open data on the Sierra Leone Ethnic groups. Preferably in Shapefile format or any other format that can be used on a map. So far I created a map with the districts and their ...
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Automate API Queries

I'm a project manager. I'm interested in IATIStandard.org an International Aid Transparency Initiative that makes it possible for humanitarian organizations to share information on aid activities ...
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Can I share informations from USA company register?

I want to start my own directory website. Can I use informations from SEC.gov | Company Search Page and add to my website? Is it legal?
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Patient admitted to ICU after cardiac arrest (post cardiac arrest) in MIMIC-III

How to select patients in the MIMIC-III database admitted to ICU immediately after a cardiac arrest? Although ICD-9-CM 427.5 is related to cardiac arrest, it is unclear to select the patients admitted ...
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Is it possible to get a complete list of medical devices through OpenFDA?

I was trying to get a complete list of medical devices through openFDA, but then I came to realize that through that data set the list can never be complete, since I can only get devices involved in a ...
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What real-time Open Data do you want to use?

I work for OpenSensors.io, we are an Internet of Things company working on making real-time data more accessible, easy to use. We've built a real-time Open Data exchange through which you can publish ...
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Scraping pages to get prices can be considered as OpenData

I have a discussion in a Google Group about the next thing: One person wants to scrape multiple web sites to gather prices of different types of technology products (cell phones, TVs, computers, ...
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How to download an online ArcGIS Feature Layer without an ArcGIS license?

On ArcGIS.com, there are many thousands of vector layers available as "Feature Layers." For example, Active_Volcanos_WFS. Access to Feature Layer is provided in the following ways: View it online in ...
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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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Journalism examples using officials public data portals? [closed]

I'm living in Europe. For researches purposes, I'm trying to gather news articles explicitly using data from officials portals as data.gov.uk for instance. Please consider this, however: The data ...
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Where I should store (public) dataset for opensource project? [duplicate]

I have a project. It's basically doing 2 things: - collect data - do something with the data The codeI use is open source and available on GitHub. The crawler that collects the dataset works slow (...
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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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Panel Data for the membership of GATT/WTO

I need a panel data for the membership of GATT and WTO for all countries in the world. Do you know where to download such a file?
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Business Name to NAICS Code Mapping

I am looking for a way to map business name + address to NAICS code. Found few government sites like follows: http://www.thinkkentucky.com/kyedc/kpdf/All_Facilities_Alpha.pdf http://www.rcgov.us/...
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Sports Clubs & Facilities

I want to create a website with which people can easily find sports clubs or facilities in their area. I basically need a list/database of all sports clubs and facilities in the world. If there is ...
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NDVI Imagery for Iran

I'm trying to find a good source of NDVI imagery (vegetation), but I'm struggling to find proper high resolution imagery for Iran. Does anyone have references to NDVI imagery (at sub-10m resolution) ...
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YAGO entity details

I recently came across an article where they have mentioned that YAGO has more entities than DBpedia. It also mentions that "Recently, a new version of YAGO has been released, which also accounts for ...
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Find a List of Private Companies That Use Canadian Government Open Data?

How can I find a list of Canadian private companies that use Canadian government open data?
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Taxonomy of web pages for illustrating the reach of “open data”

I would like to do two things: First, I want to draw some kind of structure of the web (data) in order to divert discussions about loose term "big data" to specific data topics. Second, within this ...
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Open Data for having transparency of expenditures in running of an Orphanage?

I work for a company (in Australia) whose staff have been supporting costs of running an Orphanage for several years now. All the money has been coming from their personal contribution, I am a ...