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Banking open data from Credit Agricole?

A colleague told me that the Credit Agricole in France as published a dataset of banking transactions as part of their Open Data initiative. I tried to research it on different sites in France but ...
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What are the available tools for managing crowdsourced data-cleaning tasks?

The Zooniverse team has had amazing success with the OldWeather project to crowdsource coding of old ships logs to extract climate data. And I believe Sunlight did some crowdsourcing (with Mechanical ...
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A file listing adjacent congressional districts?

Nate Silver, of 538 fame, just Tweeted: Anybody know where I can find a file listing which congressional districts are adjacent to one another? Seemed like an appropriate request to post here. Any ...
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Building maps using ESRI shapefile

I would like to combine together a couple of ESRI shapefile shared by the city of Toronto. After doing a quick search I found plenty of tutorials to use those file in programming language (R, php, ...
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Is there any free weather database that one could use for correlations in business intelligence software?

I would like to see how big is the correlation between weather and visits to our website, but I can't seem to find any database that has option of downloading chosen datasets. Any ideas? To be ...
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Search CSW for opendata without using an anytext filter? [closed]

An "AnyText" filter for "%opendata%" takes over 300 seconds so proxy closes my connection. An "apiso:KeywordType" filter for "%opendata%" gives 0 results which makes sense because I do not what the ...
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File formats by scientific community?

I'm at a workshop on data publication, and there's talk about trying to do an audit of scienfitic file formats by related communities. Is anyone aware of any existing surveys that we might be able to ...
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Telemetry data feeds

I am wondering if anyone knows of any internet-visible telemetry feeds that provide vehicle, science and/or sensor data? An example of one we have identified is the ISS http://spacestationlive.nasa....
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Crowdsourced Open Data

If a government or a company publish their data as Open Data, you don't have a (theoretical) reason to not trust their data. But what happens when the data is a result of crowdsourcing. Can we trust ...
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Is there a roadmap for opening all the data for a city or municipality?

In Chicago, a lot of data has been released on the City's Data Portal, but I have no idea how much is left to be opened. The strategy I've noticed governments seem to follow is to start with a ...
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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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What are the different types of Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications and Industry types?

What are all the different types of Degrees, Certifications and Diplomas you can get? I can find the Types of Degrees, but I am not looking only for the types of degrees. I am looking for Certificate ...
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Captcha in a website with open data

I don't have an example to showcase, but I have a general question. If a website provides its data open and free, but to download them you need to fill a captcha, can I use an automatic way to auto ...
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What is a ready to use wordpress CMS template for serving open datasets?

I am trying to serve certain open datasets in tabular form , converted to Google fusion tables/ spreadsheets etc to any interested audience. I am not a web developer but am knowledgeable enough to ...
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Speech audio databases with phonemes labelled

Can anyone point me to opensource databases of speech audio with phonemes labelled, .wav or the like + label files, e.g. # time, phoneme 0.31200 ao 0.41200 th 0.54200 er ... I'd prefer English, ...
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Shape Files (Free downloads) for districts of the world

I am looking for shape files(polygons data) of all the districts in the world. I can find few files from different sources for districts of one country but I need one (updated) file that have all the ...
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Besides Vancouver and Chicago, what cities have open data on rental buildings bylaw infractions?

(Background - a previous answer to this question--not sure how to link it--tells us City of Chicago publishes building violations.) We've developed a free mobile app (Vancouver RentalDog, currently ...
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Is there a list of linked data from resources mentioned in the annual NAR database issue?

The Journal Nucleic Acid Research releases an annual issue on biological databases. Does there exist a subset containing biological resources from the NAR database issue that is exposed as linked data?...
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Source of historic RFPs for the City of Chicago

The City of Chicago lists current RFPs. Is there a source for awarded RFPs before 2010?
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Data Listing Request [closed]

I’m about to start on my project for a university degree. To embark on it, I am looking for data listing, of any kind & preferably clean data. The requirement is to obtain a data listing (size ...
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Text message corpus for American english

I am doing a research project to identify some patterns in how people interact with each other using text messages. The scope of the project is confined to American users. Can someone suggest a good ...
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Real-time gunshot detection data?

Was curious whether anyone had successfully obtained access to streaming data from any municipality that uses a "shots fired" detection system like this one. According to their own documentation, the ...
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Geospatial, temporal and keyword search using CKAN API on data.gov using ckanclient

Thanks to this answer , I can successfully use the python ckanclient package to search data.gov for "sea_water_temperature": import ckanclient q = 'tags:sea_water_temperature' ckan = ckanclient....
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What's a good resource for learning OpenRefine?

The book, Using OpenRefine, has been a really good resource, but is there anything better?
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Accessing CATO Deep Bills with Ruby

Has anyone written any Ruby libraries for working with Cato's Deep Bills Project?
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Public source for financial company customer counts?

I've built a dashboard that uses complaints data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to show the companies with the most complaints. The results are kind of interesting, but also rather ...
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Difference(s) Between Datahub.io and CKAN

datahub.io is powered by CKAN, and as far as I can tell, seems like a watered down flavor, perhaps for a certain user base. The about page isn't very helpful..does anyone know the exact differences ...
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Sources of political voting records at the county level?

Is there a database of which party (Democrats/Republicans/Other) won which county/zip code in a U.S. presidential election? Even better would be a panel of these data. If no public database like this ...
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Open data community ideation tools?

Which communities are doing a good job on capturing community ideas around open gov / civic technology / policy improvements? Additional Questions? If you were to break out ideation categories, how ...
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Data licensing question

So here's the situation: I built a database (text file) that consists of a few sets of data (for example, but not really), "car name", "car parts", etc. The "car name" data and others are under no ...
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Data for word hierarchies

I'm looking for a dataset which will give me is-a and has-a type relations between senses (and give senses from words). WordNet seems to be the most popular model, but I'm trying to evaluate other ...
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Is Data.gov down due to the government shutdown or is it down for good?

I can't access data.gov. It says it's due to government funding. Is it down because of the US government shutdown and will be back or is it down for good?
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Data on Android/iPhone apps by user?

I am trying to get my hands on data about app usage (iPhone and Android) by user. The users would be anonymised I assume, but I would need to link them to the range of apps they use or have installed ...
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Historical values for the German “Sonntagsfrage”?

In Germany, there are several surveys on voter's preference ("If there were an election next sunday, which party would you vote for"), the so-called "Sonntagsfrage". Are historical values available? ...
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How should I respond if a government official says he won't release data because no one cares about the data?

From the Sunlight Foundations's list of Reasons (Not) to Release Data. Sometimes governments say they won't release data because no one outside government is interested in the data. Variants of this ...
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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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Can you use data if no data license is explicitly stated?

There are quite some datasets out there that simply doesn't contain an explicit license (e.g. CC-BY). At best a one-line statement is given that the data is "open data". Can I simply state that when ...
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Open Data Standard for Stack Exchange?

In light of the fact that this site is about open data, is Stack Exchange based upon any open data standard(s)? I converted the group welcome statement to open, standard, machine-readable StratML ...
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Where can I get digital cartographic maps of Brazil?

I have a personal database of cartographic maps that I used for many purposes, mostly planning campings and other outside adventures. I'd like to have similar data about Brazil.
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How to get wikipedia daily updates

I installed media-wiki on ec2 machine and loaded the wikipedia page-articles dump content and other relevant data into that. I want to update the data regularly(daily) but I didn't get any resource ...
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Looking for lat/long coordinates of proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route

I'm looking for a list of lat/long coordinates of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route, which Enbridge (oil company) wants to build in BC. My goal is to build a web app that displays the ...
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Federal Shutdown: Raw SNAP (Food Stamps) participation data source

With the Federal government shut down, my source of raw SNAP participation rates is gone (both USDA and Data.gov are offline). Any suggestions about where I could find this data? Any suggestions of ...
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How should I respond if a government official says she won't release data because she doesn't think it will be useful?

From the Sunlight Foundations's list of Reasons (Not) to Release Data. Sometimes a government official won't release data because she doesn't see what the utility is. Variants include: There’s no ...
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Is metadata about data from my clients my data or the clients?

I hope this is the right place to ask. I thought that a forum about open data would probably attract people who know about how open data is (or NOT is) :) we are a company that (among other things) ...
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How do you respond when government says it needs more proven results to release data?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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I need a KML file for Northern Ireland BT postcodes

I'm displaying a map of territories, which consist of UK postcode districts (e.g. SN12) The wikipedia page for each postal area includes a kml file that includes each district separately, which I'm ...
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How do I escape an ampersand in a Socrata SODA 2 API call?

How do I escape & in a Socrata SODA 2 API call? For example, http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/xh8b-g55w.json?$where=license_description='Special Event Beer & Wine'&$limit=1
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How do I escape a single quote in a Socrata SODA 2 API call?

I'd like to request a query that includes a single quote '. http://data.cityofchicago.org/resource/xh8b-g55w.json?$where=license_description="Caterer's Liquor License"&$limit=1 returns { "code"...
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How do I Get that Juicy Economic Data from BLS.gov (Bureau of Labor Statistics) into Zip Code Format?

You go to BLS.gov. Click on any one of the links up on their menu that you fancy - I specifically am interested in Consumer Expenditures or disposable income...potential demand..things of those ...
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How do you respond when government cites costs for not releasing data?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...

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