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Database of names of Japanese and non-Japanese people

I'd like to be able to determine if a person's name is likely to be a Japanese name, or likely to be a non-Japanese name. Unless someone's compiled an exhaustive list of Japanese, and non-Japanese ...
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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 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 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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How do you respond when government says it should be selling its data, not opening it?

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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How do you respond when government cites time concerns 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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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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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 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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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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Content-driven API or RSS feed

I'm looking for a few content-driven APIs and RSS feeds for a mashup website i'm building. Like Yahoo! News and Flickr, which allow you to submit a GET request and get a list of items based on a ...
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Shaded KML file for US Zip Codes? Doesn't have to be perfect

I was looking for a simple KML file anyone knew of that I could just easily import and overlay onto Google Earth. I know Google Earth already seems to show postal code regions under government data, ...
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Where to get IMDb datasets

IMDb offers a great deal of useful structured information for research. There're multiple ways to get small pieces of its database: Download a subset of data from http://www.imdb.com/interfaces Use ...
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Is there Open Data on car engine efficiency?

New to this site - if I'm doing anything wrong please give me a chance to correct myself before hitting me with close question etc! I'm very interested in the efficiency of car engines, particularly ...
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What do the permit types in Chicago's Building Permit Data mean?

The documentation for Chicago's building permit data seems to be out date. Anybody know what Permit Type "PERMIT - NEW CONSTRUCTION" and "PERMIT - RENOVATION/ALTERATION" mean?
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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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API for sun radiation / illuminance data?

I am looking to get current and historical sun radiation or illuminance data for given locations around the globe. I've had a look at the wunderground API as I also need generic weather data but it ...
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Job satisfaction data

Are there any datasets available freely online without restrictions that include individual level responses to questions about job satisfaction? Ideally, I'd be interested in a datafile that included ...
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CKAN API questions

I'm looking to search Data.gov and using the CKAN API for this. as a start I want to do a simple text search like this one for environmental data. some questions related to this: It appears that ...
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Obtaining ADSB Mode-S Data Feeds for Aircraft from the FAA

A number of sites are publishing ADS-B/Mode-S data on maps, obtained from the FAA with a 5 minute delay. We would like to get access to these feeds, but I cannot find who to contact or where to start....
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What is the best way to get airline schedule data from pdf files

We need to regularly check for changes to airline schedule data from Low Cost Carriers. Their schedules are available as pdf files, and as far as we can find out, no other way that is freely available....
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Survey of illness and symptom data

What historical illness or symptom data exists? There are so many health-related data sources on healthdata.gov, data.gov, CDC, etc. I'd like to identify the most useful data across all existing ...
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GitHub license for code written by US Government Employee

When I open a new project on Github, I see a selection of licenses in a drop-down list, which currently looks like this: None Apache v2 License MIT license Affero GPL Artistic License 2.0 BSD (3-...
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Is data scraped from Govt agencies and in public domain considered open data?

We have been scraping information regarding oil wells drilled in a particular state using web scraper from the state regulatory agency. This agency provides an arcane interface for this information. ...
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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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The Healthplan finder API stopped responding, where can I get support or more information?

The API at http://finder.healthcare.gov/services/ has stopped responding. Previously it was returning the stated data very well. Where can I get support or more information about what's going on?
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How can I get the Wikidata inter-language links?

I'm trying to get hold of the Wikidata inter-language links, i.e. a file listing all of the articles and which articles they are linked to in other languages. ( http://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:...
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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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What's the best way to host map tiles?

I'm interested in generating some open-source maps, with possibly world-wide coverage. I know that depending on the number of zoom levels I include, the number of tiles can be very large, taking up a ...
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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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Are there any open datasets for soccer statistics?

I'm mainly interested in soccer related statistics. There are quite a few different API's relating to soccer, but most of them are commercial and far, far out of my price range. I've looked at DBpedia,...
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Statistics of US/Europe Businesses, Advertising Agencies Specifically

I've been searching furiously and the closest I came across was this for the Europe http://marketing-advertising-the-media.europages.co.uk/business-directory-europe/did-22/Marketing-Advertising-the-...
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Chicago Traffic-Related Fatalities

Where can I find Chicago traffic-related fatalities by day (and also ideally time)?
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Where can I find a longitudinal survey that includes sociographic data, including religion affiliation, over a long period?

Where can I find a population longitudinal survey that would include the following data on the same individuals over a long period (5+ years, higher frequency is preferable)? Basic demographics (age, ...
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Recent high spatial resolution images of the Tasman Sea

I just got this from one of my co-workers ... posting it for her as it's more time critical than normal : My friend Ralph is leading a search and rescue effort for a ship that's been missing on ...
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Where can I find the training logs of (as many as possible) athletes?

Where can I find the training logs of (as many as possible) athletes? I would like to have that first-hand data, to be able to do some statistical research. Training logs of real athletes, from which ...
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Systematic bias in NCDC GSOD climate dataset?

I have just analyzed daily climatic station data from the publicly available Global Surface Summary of Day (GSOD) dataset issued by National Climatic Data Center. I compared them to the station data ...
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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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Twitter crawlers for tweets, retweets and social network

I am looking for some twitter crawlers for crawling the tweets/retweets and the social graph of some thousands of users. Suggestions are most welcome.
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What is the difference between US Census definitions of “Urbanized Areas” and “Urban Clusters”?

I am trying to classify US Census tracts as urban, suburban, or rural. The Census Bureau provides a table with counts of people, and classifies them as either urban: urbanized area, urban: urban ...
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Postal codes and city districts worldwide for download

I am searching a database of all zipcodes / postal codes and the city districts (part of the cities) in the world. Is there some service like the GeoNames database? I spoke with GeoNames, but they don'...
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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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Are there public transport data for Germany freely available?

I wonder if there are some up-to-date web sites with data for S-bahn, U-bahn and other means of traffics in German cities. I found some before but not sure if they are updated regularly. Later I will ...
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Voter Registration data in one place?

So I recently tried to get some voter registration data, especially historical information. The only state I could easily find the information available is Ohio(but only the most recent). It appears ...
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Source of open trend data

I'm currently querying Twitter to access trend data. I'm looking for an open alternative to source trend information. The main question is: What's trending today? I'd love to move away from using ...
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Individual bicycle data within a bike hire scheme

Does anyone know of a bicycle hire scheme anywhere in the world that provides individual bicycle data within its API? For example, the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme in London provides data on each bike ...
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Find reusable images of city X with width>2100 pixels

I need large reusable pictures of particular places (to make Wikivoyage banners, example). Where to find such images? For instance pictures of Berlin with width>2100px Contiguous images, not mosaics. ...
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What cities provide open data on rental building bylaw infractions?

We've developed a free mobile app (Vancouver RentalDog, currently in iTunes) that allows people to identify licensed rental buildings in Vancouver, which have outstanding bylaw infractions. Our data ...
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Crawling user data from different applications

I would like to know if there is an existing tool/crawler/scraper/service to crawl the data of a particular user from different websites and applications. For example, can I crawl the data of a user A ...

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