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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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Is there a free downloadable administrative division database of Germany?

Is there downloadable and freely available database with administrative units of Germany (lands, cities, and if available, streets with zip codes)? In many countries such databases are provided ...
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What can “open data” with a CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) license be used for?

What usage is allowed for an "open data" database released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) license? An example of this is the Placenames Database of Ireland....
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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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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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Validity, Utility and Cost of Clinical Tests

Medical tests are characterized by validity, utility and cost: Validity is the probability that the test results are correct. Utility is the usefulness of having correct results (e.g. how much life-...
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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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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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Where can I find a dataset of drones attacks?

I'm looking for a dataset of drone attacks containing: attack location (GPS coordinates if possible) number of injuries and deaths time and date Optionally: demographics information on casualties ...
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Interest of double licenses CC-BY-SA + ODbL for SVG maps

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Embed two licenses within SVG. ...
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Are there any APIs that find the shortest sea distance between two points, given the latitude and longitude?

Searching online turns up websites like this one, which can return the shortest over-water distance between two ports, but I'm looking for something more general. Are there APIs or datasets that would ...
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How do I get a full list of datasets available on Data.Gov using the CKAN API?

I'm fairly new to python, but I've been struggling to get anything more than ten results from a package_list request from Data.Gov's CKAN API. Here's what I'm using: response = urlopen('http://...
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Open Address Data for Restaurants

I am looking for any open data set that maintains restaurants (or places in general) with their address. If a place closes I am hoping this database will reflect that quickly.
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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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R packages with open data in them

I love and play a lot with the Baseball data package for R (Lahman), and I was wonder if there is anything like it but for more oriented to social sciences. Either surveys or admin data (PSID, HRS, ...
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Any Open (Structured) Datasets for the World Factbook (Public Domain Country Profiles Published by the CIA)?

The World Factbook [1][2] published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) offers 267 free country 'n' territories profiles (incl. flags 'n' overview and locator maps) in the public domain (that is, ...
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Medical Terminology in Patient Medical Records - Public Data Sets

I am interested in sample data of real patient medical records (anonymized or demographics removed completely) for the purpose of running through NLP system - specifically diagnoses, admissions and ...
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Total cryptocurrency market cap over time

Does anyone know where to download historical data for the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency ecosystem? For example, the data behind the "Total Market Capitalization" chart here: https:...
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Format for exchanging open data catalogs

There are a number of catalogs of open data portals out there. Like many well intended efforts, many of them go stale for long periods of time or altogether. One way to combat this problem is to have ...
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Where can I find biological time series data?

I'm looking for datasets for biological systems that have been modeled by systems of ODEs (or more generally biological time series data). I can't even find a simple predator-prey dataset (from a ...
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After FOIA is fulfilled where can it be found?

I recently saw a story where a City Weekly filed a FOIA request and received a trove of emails in response. Is the receiver required to publish a link to the source? Is there a way to get access to ...
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List of iOS and/or Android apps

I am looking for as large as possible list of app names. The app names can be iOS or Android, does not really matter. The data is needed for a machine learning solution that requires large number of ...
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Data with trips

Any idea if there`s any source from where I can get publicly available data of trip details?
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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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Enron Email Dataset in MySQL

For the purpose of my research, I need the Enron Email Dataset. According to the project's official web-site, there is an archive of emails represented in the set of separate TXT-files, but the ...
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Employee Churn dataset?

I am looking for a dataset for Employee churn/Labor Turnover prediction. I looked around but couldn't find any relevant dataset to download. Following are some of the features I am looking in the ...
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Persistent publishing of data. My nations DataCite does not cover my field; alternatives?

I want to make my geophysical dataset available for all humanity for all future. Until now, I'd put the data on our institutes' FTP server and write the link in the academic article I'm publishing. ...
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IQ scores from individuals and their siblings and/or twins

I'm looking for a data set that will allow students to make heritability calculations for IQ. It would be nice if the dataset included data on whether siblings were raised apart as well as together, ...
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Open Web Crawling Dumps

I am currently using the Common Crawl dump of web crawl data. Are their any other good providers of free web crawling data that I can blend with my Common Crawl data?
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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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wikidata: (when) will it be possible to query for wikipedia page links?

(When) will the following be possible: For a wikipedia page: get the list of all wikipedia links on that page with their respective wikidata IDs in a single query/API call. Receive additional ...
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Bathymetric contour data for North America

I am looking for free Bathymetric contour data in shapefile format for depths between 0-200 meters for North America (including Canada, especially Vancouver, BC). I prefer contours at 10 meter ...
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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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Electricity consumption dataset

Where can I find a dataset of monthly or yearly electricity consumption from Latin America or from any related zone?
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How to get urls of entries in wikipedia list articles?

I am trying to retrieve the URL of all articles listed inside wikipedia list articles. For concreteness lets consider the wikimedia list article List_of_American_scientists I know how to use the wiki ...
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Where can I find university/college addresses for the entire world?

I need to make an address locator to associate my data set to universities. In order to do this I need reference data that has the university addresses everywhere in the world. Can someone direct me ...
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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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Number of employees of large companies?

Where can I find the numbers of employees of large companies? Are there any open source or free information sources available?
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Video game meta-data (supplement for Steam API)

Steam offers a REST-like API (details here and here) enabling a registered developer to obtain informations on its users (games owned, time passed on each...). However, I didn't find useful ...
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Search for deaths by a specific drug

I am not a programmer, so I am trying to understand the search methods to use when looking at OpenFDA. I am currently using the generic form for Reported Reactions. How do you get more the 10 adverse ...
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How I can get list of licenses used in Data.gov?

I'm investigating what licenses are used in Data.gov portal. How I can get the list of the licenses from the portal?
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How can you get nationwide data of a particular type from the US Census website?

Every means I can find to access data on the US Census website wants me to put in some sub-national geographic level at some point. Even if I do this, I usually wind up with a giant list of tables, ...
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World dataset of hospitals

I am looking for a (global) dataset of hospitals: mainly locations, but if possible also names, sizes, number of beds. As far as I can tell, this does not exist yet, but perhaps there are good ...
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Dataset of bodybuilding exercises

I am looking for a dataset of bodybuilding exercises that list which muscles are activated for each exercise in a machine readable way.
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I need a list of medications, diagnoses, and medical terms for a police report auto publication project

I have a project with a police department in Washington State that is about to start where I will be automatically publishing police reports not requiring redaction per the state public records act. I ...
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Birthday and Marriage Information

I'm interested in marriage/divorce information by birth date. Does anyone know the best place to get something like that?
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Open replacement for cfbstats.com NCAA football CSV's

http://www.cfbstats.com/ used to publish awesome, comprehensive statistics for college football as CSV's. It looks like all their links (including from the blog post announcing opening their data) now ...
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Multiple attributes available in a single OpenFDA query

Can I pull a single query that counts & breaks down adverse events reported for multiple attributes such as by year and by drug and by manufacturer? I've had success pulling counts by individual (...
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US Fire Database

I am searching for a website that will allow me to find wildfires/forest fire/small fires in the United States that has all the information in a database. What I would like to look it up the database ...
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Directory of publicly available polling data

I'm looking for (US) polling data, mainly presidential polling, for which the full source is available to work with. Specifically, I'm looking to be able to see results broken down by age groups. ...

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