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2014 Ebola outbreak dataset

I'm looking for a dataset on the 2014 Ebola outbreak with as many following fields as possible: For each individual contaminated with ebola: Estimated datetime and location of detection Datetime and ...
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CKAN vs. Socrata

CKAN is sponsored by OKFN and runs data.gov, so what would be the benefits of switching to Socrata? Negatives? I'm partial to staying in line with OKFN, but I admit that its completely biased and I am ...
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Free icons of country flags, reusable in both open source and commercial products

I need icons for the flags of countries. PNG file format Small sizes such as 32x32 pixels or similar. Consistent size for all flags (even the flags with strange shapes like Nepal, they have to be fit ...
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Get Wikipedia URLs (sitelinks) in Wikidata SPARQL query

I can use the following query to list all sovereign states via the Wikidata query interface: PREFIX wikibase: <http://wikiba.se/ontology#> PREFIX wd: <http://www.wikidata.org/entity/> ...
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Historical weather data

I want to get historical weather data (Winter 2014) of temperature, humidity, air-pressure, wind_speed, wind direction, rain in specific latitude/longitude. Is there any API that I can use to get ...
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Amazon price history dataset

Are there any datasets on Amazon products' price history? http://camelcamelcamel.com/ doesn't make it available and the Amazon Product Advertising API doesn't seem to give access to the price history.
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Stock market historical data

I was surprised not to find a similar question here. But what are the best sources of stock market daily (weekly, monthly) prices for all listed companies in a given market? Google Finance, Yahoo ...
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Examples of useful applications that are being developed using open data

I am looking for news articles, tweets, or firms that everyone is talking about who are using open data. But, I have failed to find any useful application being developed that are using this open data ...
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Mapping counties to zip codes

Is there any freely available data that relates USA zip codes and USA counties (FIPS County codes)? Since counties can contain multiple zip codes, one can have multiple entries, in such a table: ...
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Downloading the Panama Papers

I wonder where the Panama Papers can be downloaded. I have looked around, I couldn't find them. Where can I find them? What is the legality, and sensibility of requesting and downloading leaked ...
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Age, Weight and Height dataset

I am trying to get a dataset (preferable worldwide) that has the attributes (height, weight and age). The only decent dataset that I have been able to find was from here: https://stats.stackexchange....
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Free database of vehicle data and images

I've been looking for a free database of vehicle manufacturer's specifications, data, and images for a long time with no luck, does anyone have any ideas?
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Downloadable smartphones data (name, specs)

I'm searching for product data, right now I only need smartphone data. I need like every smartphone name and specifications like width, CPU speed, etc. Now I found some reference to semantics3.com ...
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Is there an open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States?

Is there an up-to-date and regularly maintained open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States? I'm looking for both public and private schools. Names alone would be a ...
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What are the practical limits of releasing open data via bit torrent?

I know that there are political issues (my place of work bans all peer-to-peer software without an explicit waiver), but how well does bit torrent scale for distributing large data collections where ...
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What new open data do you need from the U.S. government?

Data.gov provides ~400,000 datasets from 180 federal agencies. However, I know you are interested in more data and more specific data than what is already included. What additional topics, formats, or ...
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Any open public data sets for the English Premier League (EPL)?

The new 2014/15 season kicks off on Aug/16. Wondering what's the state of open data for the English Premier League. Any open data sets available (incl. teams, players, squads, stadiums, old seasons, ...
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What are your responses when people tell you they can't open data?

I'm part of Sunlight Foundation's local team working on opening up local governments and city data, specifically. We're working on a blog post rounding up the most common reasons cited by governments ...
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The “right to mine” and scraping the web in EU

Sorry for the somewhat general question, to which the answers necessary depend on the country of operation and necessarily are also subject to become obsolete at some point. But I think it to be quite ...
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U.S. City and County Web Data (API)

Are there any websites that have basic City and County information for the U.S.?
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Obtaining personal mail corpus

Are there any publicly available personal mailboxes except for the Enron corpus? Doesn't have to be a large corpus, even a single mailbox of a single person will help me (step by step...) ...
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What's an easy-to-use tool to manage datasets?

I am quite new to open data. I see a lot of people looking for machine-readable data, but to start, I am wondering which tool I can use to start playing with some dataset. I am particularly looking ...
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Is there a list, database or API that contains the URLs for United States city and town websites?

I'm looking for a database of URLs for every official city and town website. Ideally this list would be up to date and maintained. Freebase has some of the results and we have every city and town in ...
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Are there free APIs for searching news articles that I can use to collect trend data in news coverage?

I am working on a data-visualization web application that looks at trends in American news media coverage over time. It takes a keyword (or keywords), a date range, and a time increment as parameters ...
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List of data sources at the state, county and zip / zcta level

I am trying to compile a list data sources - excluding the US Census - that cover the continental US at the state, county and ZIP/ZCTA level. Any help would be appreciated. Additional details: I ...
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Credit card metadata database

Is there a database of credit card numbers that tells you what bank issued the credit card? 3 is American Express 4 is Visa/MasterCard 6 is Discover Typically the first 6 numbers will indicate what ...
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IPA phonology database

Is there any open database of English words and their pronunciation in IPA? What about other languages (Arabic, French,...)? (Please also point out the license of the DB) Update: I tried to convert ...
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World city database (with longitude, latitude) and population per year

I'm building a visualisation with cities' population around the globe for a website. I found the MaxMind free database that includes most cities around the globe with coordinates and population, which ...
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Should we open our data?

Our company runs a business similar to Yelp but limited to a regional area. Currently we are thinking of licencing our Point of Interest database under a free licence. Of course that would mean that ...
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Why should I care how a (structured) dataset is licenced?

When thinking about "Open Data" (possibly due to nothing more than my own ignorance) I am utterly confused as to what difference an open licence legally makes for structured data. "Open Data" for me ...
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Dataset of weather as it was *forecast* at the time

I have been able to find very detailed weather datasets from noaa (ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/noaa/). But I realized that for my purposes I can not simply use weather prediction probabilities to ...
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Looking for Open Data Source to Correlate Address to Latitude/Longitude (geocoding)

Are there any open data sources that can help correlate a given address to a latitude/longitude coordinate? aka geocoding
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Is there an open movie and/or music database available for commercial use?

I would like to know if there is an open database for movies that could have the same amount and quality of data as IMDB. I would like it for commercial use, and free if possible. Same for music, I ...
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Are there datasets prepared for machine learning?

These datasets would be structured and presented in a way that is accessible for students or scholars interested in machine learning. Students could use them to learn how to create applications that ...
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Mapping all Wikipedia URLs to Wikidata entity ids

Is there a Wikidata dump that maps all Wikipedia URLs to their corresponding Wikidata entity ids, e.g. the Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hanks to the Wikidata entity id Q2263?
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Trying to locate US Census Shapefiles for all MSA's (Metropolitan & Micropolitan Statistical Areas)

I've been rooting around at the US Census Dept's Tigerline Shapefile download area through the web portal here: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2013/main And have been pretty successful ...
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Open database APIs for journal article metadata

Are there any openly-accessible databases for searching journal article metadata? I’m particularly looking for abstracts, citation data, and subjects/tags/fields-of-study information. I’m looking for ...
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How to publish real-time open data

I'd want to publish some "real-time" data, i.e. my FV panel energy production, on a server. Which is the best way of cataloguing the data and make it available? Energy is just an example, say that I ...
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Collect a list of open data systems

for a research project we are trying to collect a list of relevant open data systems. I am aware that systems is very broad so I tried to categorize them a bit. Please help us extending this list ...
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What are some OpenData torrents to seed?

BitTorrent can be an efficient way to "host" a large data set that are static. Also, BitTorrent is a good mechanism distribute a large data set as part of a open data project without funding or ...
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Which real-time open data APIs do you know?

As far as I can tell open data is mostly offered as some kind of file download, that contains the complete data set. I'm aware of some Web services, e. g. World Bank API, that allow you to feed a ...
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Is there a list of all municipal government forms in a machine readable format?

I've found a list of government forms at the US federal level by looking at the OIRA PRA Information Collections XML file. Is there a list of similar forms at the state/local level for the US?
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Speech audio files dataset with language labels

I am working on building a language classifier in speech/audio samples. I have been trying to find a dataset which may have considerable number of speech samples in various languages. The audio files ...
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Should data APIs require registration and API keys?

When publishing a data API, there seems to be a conflict between requiring a user to sign-up for an API key and the principal of open access. What is best practice in publishing an open data API ...
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What is the most comprehensive resource for querying french and english books having an ISBN code?

I would like to know if a repository of all known ISBN exists; either a worldwide database, or per country. If there is no such downloadable database, among all the available API's for querying ...
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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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What is the best way to request machine readable data from a FOIA request?

Maybe there is no way to request a specific file type but what is the best way to request a file (paper or digital) that can be converted easiestly?
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How can I get a list of all non-geodata datasets on Data.gov?

Data.gov has a lot of datasets, and a super-majority of them are mapping. Is there a way to generate a list of all datasets other than geodata?
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Open Source alternative to IMDB

Does anyone know of such a thing? I urgently need a database of all the movies and I want it to be free.
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Where can I get bulk access to IRS 990 filings for US non-profits

There's another question about a list of all nonprofits, and this answer is kind of buried in the answers to that one. Also, this question came up today on the NICAR-L mailing list. It's a common ...

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