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Availability of APHIS Data as API or bulk dump

Currently the Animal Care Information System Search Tool located at (http://acissearch.aphis.usda.gov/LPASearch/faces/CustomerSearch.jspx) provides visitors with the ability to perform a number of ...
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Bioequivalent drugs in the US and EU?

I'm looking for lists of bioequivalent drugs in the US or EU. I know there is a (quite short) list from the Chilean government at http://datos.gob.cl/datasets/ver/1303 but I'd like to know if there is ...
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Linking FCC documents from ECFS to the Federal Register

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) publishes documents from rulemakings on its Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). These documents include filings from 3rd parties as well as FCC-...
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Is there a Git for data?

I know you can put CSV or XML in Git already, but there are issues for those wishing to collaborate on a dataset for creation, cleaning it up, pull requests, etc. Are there alternative version control ...
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Spend transaction data formats

What is the best format that we cam reasonably get government bodies to publish their spend transaction data in? In an ideal world we would ask for Linked Data, where every supplier was correctly ...
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Are there good examples of requiring open data in RFPs?

The recent U.S. Executive Order on open and machine-readable data requires the U.S. government to begin developing ways to integrate open data into procurement and grant-making. Are there good ...
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Census County Commuter Flow Data?

I've been banging my head on this, and I'm just not having a lot of luck. I've been using the Census' American Fact Finder to try and find it, but I'm not seeing it. What I need is to be able to ...
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Additional Detail from IPEDS Data Source

I have used NCES IPEDS data in the past, but this recent release seems to have instituted a change. In looking at the NCES college navigator site for a particular institution, I notice that they now ...
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License for data that precludes government/surveillance use

I have been looking for a few weeks now for a license that has the same force as the HESSLA, namely, restrictions on the use of software for human rights violations or user surveillance, but applied ...
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How to publish open data on my website? (Or: from CSV to RDFa)

I already spent some time importing data in a tabular form from a PDF published by an official institution. I would like to publish this table on my website. The data is nicely formatted in CSV. Is ...
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Open database of domain registration information?

Is there a central database of all domain registration information, or a way to access an aggregate of that data? I know there are already tools to help you access the registration information of a ...
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What level of government/governing agency determines the terms of use for transportation map/gis data in the U.S.?

In the work I do I often need various pieces of geographically-based information concerning public roadways and public transportation. It seems to me (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that this ...
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Finding an index of food prices

I'm trying to find an open index of food prices [like the food one might find at a grocery store], either bulk prices or prices that might be in the store. Any ideas? EDIT: I'm looking to compare ...
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What's the difference between Open Data and Big Data

Open Data can be Big Data, and Big Data can be Open Data -- but they are not synonymous. What is the major difference between the two?
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Which, if any, U.S. Federal Government agencies offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for their APIs?

Are there any examples of U.S. Federal Government agencies offering service level agreements (SLAs) for their APIs?
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Preservation of blog posts, articles and essays

I am curious if there is there any good way to guarantee that my articles (posted on personal sites and other blogs) will last? Is there a reliable repository for articles, post and essays? Or are ...
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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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Standards for capturing organisational data like budgets, procurement, salaries

I'm currently starting a large project to capture and classify published CC-BY-NC data of an international aid organisation into standard open formats. (There's an overview of the project online at ...
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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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Data Source for Speed Limits

I am not even quite sure how this data would be organized. But I am looking for a data source for different speed limits in the US correlated to street name.
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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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Is there a site where USA road traffic historical data would be available?

Is there a site where USA road traffic historical data would be available? For example, whether the usual traffic jam on Bay Bridge in Maryland on Memorial day weekend was worse in 2012 vs. 2011?
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Best practices for huge explorable linked data directories

The main requirements for our open data directory are: XML-based by default with ability to switch to JSON. It's important the easy way to make it human readable with just linking to XSL. All the ...
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Sources of topograpical maps for use in LaTeX documents

I would like to add a partial map of Prague into my LaTeX document but I am lost where to begin search for maps and how to get them into the document. I suppose that once I can get EPS or PDF of map ...
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Keeping track of updates to open data published as CSV

I looked through several related questions here (e.g. Tools for merging similar datasets continuously) but nothing seemed to quite answer my question. So, apologies in advance if I missed something. ...
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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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Are there any open datasets with technical specifications for photographic equipment?

I want to set up a free service where photographers buying or searching for discontinued photographic equipment can reference for technical specifications. For instance, most eBay-listings of second-...
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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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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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What are the data quality measures for open data?

How does a consumer know they are getting good data? Are there standard frameworks for grading the quality of an open data set? Should there be metrics published around accuracy, completeness, ...
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US Government API Usage

I'm unable to find very much data about the usage of APIs from United States federal agencies. Which APIs that have been released have the highest traffic number in terms of queries, and/or ...
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How can a data governance framework be adapted for Open Data?

I'm interested in seeing if anyone has experience to offer in extending an organization's existing data governance model to include open data release practices. For example, how have organizations ...
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Is there data on the types of cars bought and turned in during the “cash for clunkers” program?

I'm interested in determining what sort of cars were traded in and what sort of cars were purchased through the cash for clunkers program. Does anyone know where to find that data? I would hope it ...
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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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Does there exist an authorative definition of an open dataset?

I've seen several attempts to define open data and open datasets. One much cited is Tim Berners Lee's 5 Star crieria for linked open data. The Wikipedia page on Open Data is also often referenced. ...
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Ownership of US county property tax/assessment data?

I'm in the process of building a not-for-profit site that will aggregate current and historical property tax data for all counties in the United States and serve it via a REST API. A problem I've ...
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Geolocation - UK places with 100,000 people within a 30 mile radius

I have a bunch of locations in a google fusion table, I've also got a population density spreadsheet from The Guardian so I have some data on population density. But I was wondering if there was a ...
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Is there a global database of all products with EAN 13 barcodes?

EAN 13 is an international system. Is there an API or database that contains all items that have these barcodes? Like all food, goods you can buy in a regular convenience store. Is there a global open ...
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Where can I find data on sales of celery varieties in Europe?

In the Wikipedia entry on Celery, the Celeriac wasn't even mentioned, while it is the "de facto celery" of the Europe. If you walk up to a vegetable stand and ask for celery, you're getting a celery ...
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English news dataset for sentiment analysis

I am looking for an English news dataset with (relevant) entities mentioned in the article labelled with the sentiment/connotation expressed on the entity by the article. e.g. A sense of the ...
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Is there a list, database or API that contains the all the product information in India

I'm looking for a database for accessing the product information which are available in India. The list of UPC's and ISBN's or all the information of a product.
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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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Does any US Government agency (like FDA) publish a list of approved food products and ingredients?

For example, consider a category of "bread", it is approved by different Government agencies and are the ingredients specifically included on all products? Do any of these agencies maintain a list of ...
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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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What is the major difference between Open data and Linked data?

Although this is not an apple to apple comparison and there is significant overlap i would like to know examples or specific cases where a data set falls into either category but not both. Can data be ...
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Are there any regular Open Data conferences?

I'm interested in any Open Data conferences which are held on a regular basis (e.g., yearly). Are there any such conferences?
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What does OpenRefine offer that other data-parsing tools don't?

I see OpenRefine mentioned a lot here, but I don't see it doing much that R and others can't. What capabilities does it offer that I'm not seeing in the promo page that R or other data packages ...
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Tales of woe from fixed-format (non-delimited) ASCII data distribution

It seems that many/most government surveys in the health sector are distributed in a fixed-format ASCII, often with SAS code provided to create variables out of the mess (e.g. NHAMCS values and ...
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Evidence for the economic impact of open data?

Open Data is discussed in many contexts, ranging from transparency, government accountability, and their economical benefits. Are there up-to-date studies and publications analyzing the real and ...
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Wikipedia dump files in SQL format

I need to access to history of each wiki page. I found http://dumps.wikimedia.org/fawiki/latest/fawiki-latest-pages-meta-history.xml.7z contains such data for Persian wiki in XML format. But I want ...

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