You have been misled, CBSA files are in fact what you are looking for. Check the documentation detailing what each type of shapefile contains.
Want more verification? Here is the description of the GEOID field for the CBSA shapefile: 2010 Census metropolitan statistical area/micropolitan statistical area code found in CBSAFP10. And here is the description ...
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 ...
The native raw datapoints comprising some of the more popular tables related to your search are accessible through sites at both agencies. As examples:
Summary reports on current employment statistics and detailed data behind the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Summary reports on firm size, employees, and payroll and detailed data behind the ...
You've asked three separate questions in one question, I don't think this fits into Stack Exchange's one question, one answer model, should have been three separate posts maybe. But anyway..
It appears that every API response includes a JSON piece with help information. can this be excluded?
No :) Not as far as I know. Just ignore it. I agree it seems a ...
My guess is that the census tiger products are going to have what you're looking for.
"The legal entities included in these shapefiles are:
American Indian off-reservation trust lands
American Indian reservations (both federally and state-recognized)
American Indian ...
Block level data is only available from the Decennial Census, which means that you can only get fundamental demographic and housing data. This amounts to age, sex, race, household/family structure, home ownership and home vacancy rates. Some Decennial Census tables are only tabulated at the census tract level and higher, because of restrictions based on ...
There are several sources you could compile information from.
City data portals that list gas station locations:
New Orleans: https://data.nola.gov/Administrative-Data/NOLA-Gas-Stations-Map/ic3z-bztr
Washington, DC: https://opendata.socrata.com/dataset/Gas-Stations-in-Washington-DC/tk2x-chx8
State data portals that list alternative fuel stations:
Each of the datasets on Data.gov describes the license used (see the upper left items on the dataset page). The intent for data provided by the U.S. Government (whether it is on Data.gov or not) is to have an open license, as defined by Project Open Data. The license field in the Data.gov metadata schema is defined as well.
In most cases, the license is "...
For now the Data.gov CKAN API redirects package_list to package_search and for package_search the relevant Solr parameters to limit your query are rows and start.
For example, http://catalog.data.gov/api/3/action/package_search?rows=1000&start=0
And then page through.
If you or anyone has additional feedback on what Data.gov CKAN API documentation ...
There are quite a few cities that publish this data. A quick way to find it, is via Data.gov, which provides local government as well as federal government data. There are 53 city crime statistics datasets published, most of which include location data:
All 53 city crime datasets, which are from 9 cities, but broken down by multiple factors for better ...
The Open Knowledge Foundation keeps a list of Cities that publish crime datasets. Most datasets have location data. In some cases the location is in State Plane coordinates instead of Lat/Lon. They list 51 cities.
Below is a blog posting I posted a year ago on methods for doing crime analysis:
I recommend Occupational Employment Statistics. Includes approximately 800 job categories/titles (Standard Occupational Classification). Reports estimated employment, average wages and 10th/25th/50th/75th/90th wage percentiles.
The upside is that it's pretty easy to download or hit the API. The downside is that there are quite a few "holes" in the data, ...
Data.gov is down because of the US government shutdown. You can see almost identcal language on the census.gov website, which explains that the shutdown is causing the site to go offline.
Here is an article explaining more details about what is and is not available during the shutdown.
And if you are interested in seeing what APIs are available for when ...
There's an Open Plant Hardiness Zones (OPHZ) project on Github where various people have reverse-engineered a pdf of the hardiness zones (pdf, really large) to produce a GIS file (SHP) of the zone boundaries. The ophz-c version is the latest. It's public domain.
You could use GIS software or tools, and a list of the center point of each zip, to find the ...
Just released on Github!!
A parser and resulting dataset for USDA plant hardiness zones. It uses the ZIP-querying API built into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Hardiness Zone website (e.g., http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/ZipProxy.ashx?ZipCode=55555
Full data set:
CSV (1 MB) (archive.org link)
MySQL (1.8 MB) (archive....
In the U.S., bankruptcy data is found in several places. Depending on which parameters you decide are important for your tool and algorithm, some of the following datasets should be helpful to you:
Recent bankruptcies, findings, and maps from the U.S. Courts
Bankruptcy statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice
Public bankruptcy cases from the U.S. ...
The current OpenFDA Adverse Event dataset isn't really well suited for a query like that. An API for the drug SPLs (Structured Product Labels) is coming soon according to https://open.fda.gov/about/ though.
For now, check out the following resources for the data you're looking for:
NLM Pillbox API (http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov) - recommended - most developer ...
I am not sure if this is something that is required to be reported.
Data like does this does exist for campaign/PAC contributions and lobbying money spent by corporations. The Sunlight Foundation has a great site called InflueceExplorer.com (which has a web UI, bulk downloads, and API). For example, a search for Microsoft.
I also heard from a contact well ...
Here is the original post, noting cost savings from Landsat. http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/?p=9654
ckan.action will pass all the keywords parameters onto whatever API call you are using, so you can pass any parameter supported by package_search to it (I'll use PDF instead of WMS to get some results):
q = 'tags:sea_water_temperature'
ckan = ckanclient.CkanClient('http://catalog.data.gov/api/3')
d = ckan.action('package_search', q=q, rows=...
I concur with Kotebiya. MSAs are identified by a CBSA identifier. Below is the definition from the Tiger line handbook (ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2013/2013-FolderNames-Defined.pdf)
CBSA Metropolitan Statistical Area / Micropolitan Statistical Area
I couldn't find one dataset for both of your request.
Here is the ITOworld project which contains data about speed limits.
And here is a dataset for UK about traffic. Maybe from this dataset you can find the density.
Check the following two resources (sorry, only US info):
Hope this helps.
The POST syntax is fine - you get the same results using the web front end:
However the underscores are being treated as spaces, so effectively your query ...
It has nothing to do with GET vs POST, you seem to be using two different API versions. In the first case you are using version 1 of the CKAN API (http://catalog.data.gov/api/search/dataset), which is deprecated. This version returns a list of dataset ids.
In the second case you are using version 3 of the CKAN API (http://catalog.data.gov/api/3/action/...
The individual-level microdata you want is not publicly available and never will be. That said, if you're affiliated with the right institution, you should be able to access much of it through a Census Bureau Research Data Center. These provide access to microdata, but the confidentiality requirements are fairly strict.
Try the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) from the US Federal Highway Administration. Esri shapefiles available here: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_atlas_database/2013/zip/hpms.zip. Full National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) available here: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/...
I think I know what is going on with the weird Census Tract numbers you are getting. Census tract numbers come in many forms. However, the number you are shown in the Seattle city violent crimes appears to be both the tract number and the block number (e.g. "4700.4003"). I am guessing that the first number prior to the period is the tract number, which is ...
If you take a look at our API documentation (http://open.fda.gov/drug/event/reference/), you'll see a complete reference for every field we return and the range of possible values. We follow the E2b specification for adverse drug reporting (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/UCM350390....
The Census Bureau has far easier avenues of extracting data through the American FactFinder (AFF). There are many tutorials for how to use AFF, but it is generally not been 'intensely hard' to use for me. By downloading the information in .csv format, you would be able to download the latest information from the ACS, or the 2010 Census.