Questions tagged [uses-of-open-data]

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

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How does a company upgrade open data to the point where it is proprietary, or copyrightable?

Ideas and facts are not "copyrightable." But original expressions of ideas and facts are. What are ways to upgrade open data so that copyright can be obtained on the database? Things that I can think ...
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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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Is there a site that has comprehensive list of data, along with descriptions, meta data etc?

Is there a resource/website that has list of all possible datasets from around the world with links to the download page, names of columns in the individual datasets (so users can search by a ...
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Sample Landbase data for Bharatpur Area,India

Does anyone have sample landbase open data or any linked data (in .shp or .kml or personal geodatabase format) for Bharatpur and Kota Area in India?
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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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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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I have downloaded a map of a small region in .osm format . But as a newbie I dont have any idea how to access it using any programming language

I need this map data to provide the location of nearest business facilities like restaurant to the user . But I don't know how to access it . And it will be of great help if you can provide me any ...
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new user - need pediatric data for various vitals parameters

I'm new to physionet and am attempting to dig/find a data set for various vitals parameters for a 48 hour period for a pediatric patient (say somewhere between 2-18), specifically heart rate, ...
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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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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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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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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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Looking for dataset of pharmacy Locations in Chicago area

I'm looking for a dataset of pharmacy Locations in Chicago area. The city of Chicago said they do not have this dataset, I'm wondering where I can find it.
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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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GTFS vs SIRI wich one is more used nowaday

i 've searched a lot for this kind of information unfortunaetly i can't find the right information about , we know all that gtfs was Standarisedby google the last 3 years , siri was and still used ...
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What you look for in a codebook

I'm putting together a few codebooks/data dictionaries for our transparency portal, http://ledger.illinoiscomptroller.gov. In doing so I have been reviewing some examples to get an idea of what civic ...
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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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cattle and sheep production and reproduction records

I am looking for some records (spread sheets) that I can use for teaching/analysis. I am specifically looking for dairy/beef cattle and sheep/goat farm production and reproduction records. Appreciate ...
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Is there anything like Quandl for social sciences or health services research? [closed]

I would love to see something that gathers all the public data, as Quandl does for finance and macroeconomics, but for social science and health services research in general. I am aware of www.asdfree....
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Where can I find natural language artifacts (requirements document, design documents, change requests) of open source software?

I am working on cleaning various natural language artifacts of open source software. I was able to download mailing list archives. Can anyone suggest where I can get other artifacts such as IRC chat ...
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Is there a OpenFDA API Basics for medical devices?

Reading the documentation of OpenFDA fields, we are linked to the API Basics reference guide. Every time that I try to find information about API fields (including other questions on this site) I end ...
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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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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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Where to Find a Downloadable Movie Database [duplicate]

I am looking for a movie database that is either open or low cost for a project. Can somebody point me to one?
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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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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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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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Need to analysis the physiological data

I have to do a project to analysis the human physiological state. I have able to got the heart rate, ECG, and temperature sensor data. What things I have to analysis to get the human physiological ...
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US Population Demographic Data

I’m hoping someone can help me find some demographic data for the US. I'm looking for data with first name, last name, sex, date of birth, and zip code and a unique identifier for each person. I want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What companies, projects, and researchers are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)'s API of data on consumer product complaints?

This data is available for bulk download and via an API at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaintdatabase/.
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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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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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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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Case stories that highlight the SOCIAL IMPACT of open data? [closed]

We are collecting stories that highlight the SOCIAL impact of open data or digital transparency initiatives, especially cases from the Global South. Would be great if you can help by providing data ...
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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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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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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 ...