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What is the best source for finding what businesses have opened/exist/closed in a given geographical area?

Is there a a standard source for finding out what businesses (with brick and mortar locations) exist in a geographical area (particularly in the U.S.)? This doesn't necessarily have to be a ...
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List of all restaurants in a city (EU)?

Is there an open database where I can get the list of all restaurants (or bakeries, etc) for a given city ? Since I'd need theses places so as to be able to put them on a map, like Google maps, i ...
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Where can I get private companies' financials?

Countries have mandatory disclosure of some financial indicators for certain industries. Some companies may disclose information about their financial performance at will. While public corporations ...
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Where can I download those bible verses in JSON or XML or SQL formatted file?

I need to make a site that has Chinese bible verses as well as English bible verses. Where can I download those in MySQL, XML or JSON format? Can I download them for free? I need NIV version and 和合本 ...
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Data standards for election results

I've found the schemas for the Election Markup Language, and this relatively thin json effort https://github.com/wnyc/election_california_2012/blob/master/examples/sample.json Are there any other ...
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Database of English words pronunciation

Is there any downloadable open database of English words pronunciation in audio format?
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Corpus of tagged text (English newspapers or any tagged text)

I'm developing a system to extract tags from text (English) and currently I have no dataset to test the system and evaluate, could someone point me to a source (preferably a free one) thanks. NOTE: By ...
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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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Needed: Dataset for Outlier / Anomaly Detection

I would like to demonstrate outlier / anomaly detection and for that I need a real-life dataset. I found the post http://www.researchgate.net/post/What_are_anomaly_detection_benchmark_datasets ...
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Where can I find U.S. train traffic data?

I'm trying to get a general idea of railroad traffic along particular segments of track—whether it's abandoned, whether it gets one train a month, or 100 trains a day. Is there a source of such data? ...
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Catalog.data.gov using CKAN API with python requests package

I'm not sure if this is a requests issue, a CKAN API issue, or a catalog.data.gov issue. I can do this GET query: import requests import json r = requests.get('http://catalog.data.gov/api/search/...
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Where can I find Historical GIS datasets?

I've been looking for a while for Historical GIS datasets. In a lot of places (also in answers here at StackExchange), people are referring to a great dataset at ThinkQuest, which contains detailed ...
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Where can I find a REST API of stars and constellations?

I'm looking for an open REST API to make ocasional queries of stars and constellations. Concretly I'm looking for getting the right ascension and declination of the most important stars of a few ...
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Government shutdown causing linked open data to go away

With the government shutdown now upon us, and many groups going to be performing an 'orderly shutdown' of their systems in a few hours... How can systems that rely on linked open data make sure that ...
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Examples of scraping from “real-world” data sources using OCR, etc?

Are there any examples of open data that have been scraped from "real-world" sources? To explain what I mean by "real-world", here are some (made up) examples and then some criteria: Train departure ...
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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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Dataset of radio stations live streaming URLs, collaboratively curated

Many radios all over the world are streaming live over the Internet. Each of them have one or several URLs. I am looking for a curated dataset of these streams. Requirements: Name of the radio (ex: ...
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What methods are used to prepare sensitive data for public access?

I am a policy researcher looking for the best technical methods to sanitize data so it can be uploaded to data portals. I am not working with a specific dataset but looking to gain an understanding of ...
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Population movement datasets?

Are there any datasets available that contain real or simulated movement data of individuals over a period of time, or at least some metadata about population movements that might be used to build ...
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Where can I find high-precision cartographic data of French rural areas?

While OpenStreetMap is rather good for cartographic information (and rendered maps) in urban areas of France, it is rather unsatisfactory in rural areas (except in the area where I live, where I ...
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Football (Soccer) Player x,y,t data

I am looking for something that has the (x,y) coordinates of all players on the pitch over time. I found this: https://heim.ifi.uio.no/paalh/publications/files/mmsys2014-dataset.pdf however, they ...
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Where can I find a part-of-speech corpus free for commercial use?

I'm looking to teach myself more about NLP. I started with NLTK and I see that it has potential to eventually become something I could get paid for. From there, my journey continued to reading this ...
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Transactional data over multiple years (Customer ID, Date, Price)

To build models to predict customer behavior, I am searching for transactional data over multiple years (i.e. > 3 years). My focus is to assess the quality of long-term predictions, thus the longer ...
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How to work around or resolve a Census.gov IP-Blacklist?

I've recently been IP blacklisted from Census.gov. To dispel any possible doubt, I'm a developer using PostGIS. And a contributor to the project. When I try to access Census.gov, I'm getting Access ...
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Data about completed prison term by country

I'm looking data (preferentially free and open data but I can afford small payments) by country worldwide on the percent of population that have completed a prison sentence or were sentenced. I only ...
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City mayor/council racial demographics

I can't seem to find any data regarding racial demographics at the US place (city) level for mayors and council members per year. Is there any resources available with such information? I would like ...
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Historical weather forecast compared to actual weather?

I am searching for a resource showing historical weather forecasts compared to actual weather data. I'm mainly interested in seeing how accurate various forecast services have been in the past, when ...
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What Linked Data serialization format to choose for our (now CSV) open data?

We have open data as a CSV file, about 200k lines, columns are mostly text. In order to make it into Linked Data and be easily reusable by as many mashups/apps/etc as possible, we want to propose ...
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Daily electricity usage dataset

Where can I find a dataset of daily electricity usage from a zone or country anywhere in the world? Anywhere = i accept any dataset from anywhere in the world, but at least a daily usage
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Are there any international non-governmental data aggregators?

We are probably all familiar with Manyeyes and google public data explorer but those are always based on governmental Statistics bureau or OECD data. Are there any projects to aggregate data that is ...
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Publicly Available UK Datasets

With no disrespect to our fellow data scientists over "the pond", one major problem from the rest of the world's point of view with questions like Publicly Available Datasets is the American focus of ...
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Alternative to GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)?

I recently heard of GTFS as a specification for the times and geographic information regarding transit networks. It is initially used by Google to integrate them into Google Maps but is now made to be ...
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Does any City have POIA (Public Online Information act) laws in place?

A few years ago, Sunlight Foundation advocated for the Public Online Information Act (POIA). Do you know of any city that has adopted such a law or statue? In the age of the Internet, government is ...
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Is there a list of all utilities that offer the Green Button Download and Green Button Connect?

I see the Green Button data standard on greenbuttondata.org. But I am trying to figure out which geographic regions have the standard ALREADY deployed.
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Query medicine descriptions API

I am looking for publicly available API for querying medicine's descriptions. For example, if I supply Carbidopa/Levodopa or Sinemet the expected return data (in json or xml format) is a simple ...
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Where can I find all cities, regions and cantons of Switzerland?

I am interested in finding all cities, regions and cantons of Switzerland. Where can I find them?
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How to get list of all items that have a particular property, in Wikidata?

How collect Wikidata's entities by a certain property?
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European crime data with spatial coordinates

I am looking for prostitution arrest and drug arrest data for a couple of major cities in Western Europe. So cities such as Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Berlin, etc. Ideally the data would have ...
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List of all universities by country

Is there a list of all universities by country including their websites, location, latitude and longitude, facebook, twitter, youtube, founding year etc. I can't believe such a data set is not ...
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How can I register a new API key for api.data.gov programatically?

UPDATE: The government generously increased the API request limit to 1,000 per IP per hour. This question is now obsolete. api.data.gov allows for up to 1,000 API requests per user per hour, which is ...
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Music partitions for piano

I recently took up piano and I was surprised (read: shocked) not to find easily downloadable music partitions (sheets) on the internet. Now I am not looking for partitions that would be copyrighted, ...
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Open sourced LiDAR dataset?

I mean laser ranging data from a ground based, moving vehicle. As it's the data the self-driving algorithms chew on, I'd assume there must be some interest.
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Cannabis Data Set

Looking for a data set of cannabis information. Already found the genome info off of amazon, but would be interested to know if there are any other botanical datasets out there like season cycles, ...
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Open alternative to weatherbase.com

Does anyone know of an open alternative to weatherbase? I'm looking for what's listed here as "Average Temperature". I'm looking for monthly averages for a city, hopefully for as many cities as ...
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Database with English words with grammatical classification?

Is there open database with English words with grammatical classification? I mean the list of words, with the information, which part of speech this word is (f.e. verb, noun, pronoun etc.).
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What specifications are out there for the precision required to store money?

SQL uses a notation of NUMERIC(precision, scale) I've been googling on what precision and scale is required to store money and I see numerous people referencing things like the European Union (EU), ...
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How to include sub-classes in a Wikidata SPARQL query? (example: when querying “bands”, include “rock bands”)

Here is my naive query for bridges: SELECT ?item WHERE { ?item wdt:P31 wd:Q12280. # Item's type is: bridge } Problem: It only returns a small fraction of all bridges, because railway bridges (...
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Data sets for teaching

I'll be giving a (short) introductory course for Data Science within a couple of months. One of my ideas was, instead of giving lectures on theoretic aspects of it (which of course are important), ...
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Where can I find a large list of English books published in the last 50 years?

I need a dataset of books by title with their respective authors. I have tried the library of congress, but it seems as though you need a subscription to access its data? Are there any other website ...
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Famous people dataset

I would like to use a lot of famous people data in a project. Is there a dataset with famous people? Like artists, musicians, politicians, etc.

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