This question was previously answered for non-profits, and I think the same answer works here at least partially.
In addition, you can find all U.S. companies at the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR site. Technical documentation is also available.
Information about Canadian companies is accessible through their open data site, but seems to be ...
Full disclosure: I am a GSA employee and the Tech Lead for FBOpen, a website and API for search and discovery of federal business opportunities.
There is indeed both bulk data and an fbo.gov API available, although I can only offer experience with the former. There are two different versions of the bulk FTP downloads, weekly files and nightly files. These ...
OpenStreetMap has quite an easily accessible database of restaurants (and other places), which you can easily query using their Overpass API. An example query for Overpass's Query Form which gets all restaurants in greater London:
<has-kv k="amenity" v="restaurant"/>
<bbox-query s="51.28" n="51.686" w="-0.489" e="0.236"...
Wikipedia Releases Clickstream Data
Wikipedia has released a data set of clickstream data for January 2015. A clickstream is the path a user requests to get to a desired web page or article by using a referer—clicking on a link or performing a search. The dataset contains 22 million referer-article pairs from the English language, desktop ...
NOTE I'm not a lawyer and this is only a suggestion, please do consult a professional.
I've been in your shoes before, If you're willing to compromise precision for the sake of completeness in terms of the number of businesses, I would suggest scraping yellow pages and/or sites like yelp.
There has been a long debate over the legality of this type of data ...
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal panel survey which includes job satisfaction questions in one of its modules. It primarily focuses on tracking US individuals 51 years and over.
The GSS also has a few questions on job satisfaction.
This CSV dataset contains opening-closing hours for thousands of US hotels/restaurants/bars/museums/etc:
Business type, name and location are included as well.
You will need to filter out:
Businesses that have no documented opening-closing hours
Businesses that are not in the USA (there are columns for city ...
[Disclosure: I'm the co-founder of OpenCorporates]
Given this site is about 'open data', I'm assuming that the questioner wanted to know about those with a licence that conforms to the Open Knowledge Definition.
There are to the best of our knowledge no such sources of data under an open licence. All the proprietary ones (D&B, Lexis-Nexis, Jigsaw, etc) ...
The SimpleGeo point of interest dump of 21m places is the best open data set I know of, though it's getting pretty long in the tooth these days and so won't have the up-to-date-ness you're looking for:
NASDAQ provides a CSV dataset for all corporations traded on NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE. You can get some basic information on these publicly traded companies from the datasets.
Below is a link on our OpenGeoCode website where we've downloaded the datasets and converted them to our CUDE CSV format.
The answers to the question on open data stories might also be useful to you. I've summarized some of those and added some more (courtesy of Anastasios Ventouris, pattern-recognition, Charles Worthington, Alisha Green, Taal, tobip, fgregg, Diabolus, Rebecca Williams)
The Open Data 500 is a collection of 500 companies that have built a business model on ...
I doubt that this exists. Lexis-Nexus provides access to US Federal Tax ID info (FEIN), but I imagine there are license restrictions. Public Companies are required to file much of this info and it should be available via the SEC Edgar interface. GuideStar provides access to nonprofit 990 data (which would include much of what you are looking for EIN data but ...
Wikivoyage has open data about restaurants and bars, worldwide, pretty up-to-date.
The data is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike.
The format is like this:
| name=Atelier de Joel Robuchon | url=http://www.robuchon.jp/latelier | email=
| address=Roppongi Hills Hillside 2F, 6-10-1 Roppongi
| lat=35.660197 | long=139.728804 | ...
Can't comment so sharing advice in an answer: Can you be more specific about what type of location data?
If every type of category, you're probably best using APIs/licensed data from the likes of Infochimps, Google Places, Yelp, Foursquare, etc.
If you're doing something smaller scope like hospitals and clinics or maybe gas stations, you can probably find ...
I've only came across one dataset that contained the seating capacity. It is the restaurant inspections for Seattle and King County:
The only thing that is available right now on Linkedin is the skills from a certain user and not the endorsements. And in order to download the skills, users have to log in with auth. Unfortunately, you will not find any complete list of skills from Linkedin.
If you want to download the skills from a certain user, here is the code for python using this ...
A popular answer comes from a 2010 question on Stackoverflow - Source Link
Northwind database - (documentation & data model)
NopCommerce sample dataset
E-commerce dataset from Amazon / Google Products / Abt Buy
Tableau Superstore (Excel file) (although I think this is aggregated)
Also, be sure to check free database records usually compiled by each Secretary of State in each of our 50 states. All businesses who incorporate in each state can be found there.
I often use Georgia's Secretary of State incorporated business database. You just have to get creative with the keywords you enter.
One thing you can do is to download the open source datasets of every city (most large cities in north america offer such datasets on their websites), they usually have datasets of business licenses issued which has a lot of info associated with them. I hope this can be starting point.
There are several pay services, including ReferenceUSA and Nexis.
If you're interested specific geographic areas (as opposed to everywhere in the US), you can check with local governments (usually county) for FOIA-able occupational license data and/or data about property records, usually available via tax assessors office, which will often contain ownership ...
I would look into Google Places API for this. You have to register for an API key and the quota is limited to 100,000 requests a day (plus some multipliers on some requests), but it's a rather verbose database.
Here is a request URL to get all "food" places within 500m of the specified latitude-longitude that has the word "harbour" in it:
indeed.com has a résumé site (but unfortunately no API like the main job site). You can build URLs with search terms:
With these HTML pages you can find individual CVs, i.e. link. You can search by country by using the same structure, just replace the .com domain with another (i.e. indeed.de/resumes)
The HTML for ...
....linkedin..pretty sure its one of their main reasons for being. you can play with their api and access users resumes.
i'm not sure if they offer full access or what, but you could just suck down as many as possible per setting, saving them...
not sure, but elance probably has one as well;
if there's not an open source one, find a huge slab of web data ...
This may be for only an old version (4.1), but...
ClickStream Example Database Wayback Archive
Example Database File Locations
The example databases are installed in:
Update: Download instructions (link denied due to registration)
Just off the top of my head, not counting the various companies doing scientific research:
USGS maps : used by resource exploration (eg, oil) companies, travel expeditions (canoe / hiking trips)
National Weather Service data & forecasts : used by airlines, farmers, power companies, insurance companies, most companies that have people working outdoors
I think no such dataset exists. However, there might be some roundabout ways of approximating that information.
Here's a Yelp query for reviews that feature the phrase "self checkout" in the Boston area. You can see both mapping and also the metadata that the results are "1-10 of 97" and you can select specific establishments. You can mirror this query ...
Here are some more interesting ones:
The Ropes at Disney (1943)
Interestingly constructed with a rope going throughout the document; women at the time had 10 sick days and men only 5.
A fun read on the flat organization front and approach to employee development.
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