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Historical weather data

For international and historical data, and for a modest number of requests per day, I personally recommend the Wunderground API. Once you register, you can get 500 free requests per day. The URL for ...
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Downloadable smartphones data (name, specs)

In the future, Wikidata will be the best, but for now, the most pragmatic solution is to use DBpedia. Go to the Smartphone page of DBpedia Scroll to the is dbpprop:type of section On the right is a ...
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Where can I get shapefiles for changing German territory during the Second World War?

I found the spatial history project, which give month to month changes of the front lines. The article covers all interesting information and you can download the dataset (after the first figure) - ...
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Shapefile of European Union regions and districts

The Global Administrative Areas dataset is available as a shapefile or file geodatabase; http://gadm.org/ Also as several other handy formats (only available when you download an individual country ...
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Downloadable smartphones data (name, specs)

I would suggest looking into scraping/programmatically downloading this data from Wikipedia. The data can be found in the right infobox of device pages (such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_3G)....
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Open company data for the Netherlands

The OpenCorporates project at https://opencorporates.com/ has more than 2.5 million entries for companies registered in the Netherlands as well: https://opencorporates.com/companies/nl APIs and ...
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Open company data for the Netherlands

openkvk is a project to provide Dutch company data. The project has been running since 2009 and there's a mature API.
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European crime data with spatial coordinates

london.gov has a crime dataset for 2014. It breaks down crime on a per month basis/number of incidents: http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/recorded-crime-summary-data-london-lsoa-level
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Where can I find Historical GIS datasets?

For US data, the NHGIS project is by far the best source. From their home page: The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and ...
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Where to find Geology data for Europe - GIS

Whilst onegeology.org is great, and certainly there are a lot of European Geology WMS and some WFS services available. In this situation I think that currently (a) you might be better off going to ...
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Municipality 2017 shapefile Europe

A simple google of "municipality 2017 shapefile of Luxembourg" gives me this link which provides this shapefile. In general the http://www.europeandataportal.eu is a good place to look for European ...
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Downloadable archive of weather conditions for Europe?

There are several related opendata.stackexchange related questions to weather in Europe. Here is a compendium of questions/answers: Weather radar data for Europe, especially Latvia Database with ...
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List of all restaurants in a city (EU)?

Here is my obligatory pointer to overpass turbo, a "graphic" way to explore the data quality for certain POIs (points of interest) in the OpenStreetMap database. This examplary query for amenity=...
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Simple elevation data for Europe

I think you may find European DEM data useful. It can be retrieved with this link : http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/eu-dem This not really Open Data, rather free data that needs you to ...
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Pollution DataSet

The WHO provides global data for many cities. It doesn't seem to break down the overall air pollution into molecular components, though. Website with details Ambient (outdoor) air pollution database, ...
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Historical weather data

I have written some sample code for directly building a CSV starting with a given date and ending with a given date: https://github.com/joshmalina/pollution/blob/master/notebooks/...
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List of all restaurants in a city (EU)?

I would take a look at these sources: OpenStreetMap (OSM) All about POIs (points of interest) in OSM Question on help.OSM about extracting POIs from a region Foursquare POI API (aka Venues) (note: ...
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European crime data with spatial coordinates

For Europe you can find historical data in this database: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/crime/database not with lat lon but rather NUTS-3 regions. you can obtain coordinates for the regions using ...
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Real-time location of trains in France, Germany, Switzerland, and other countries

Finland has a real-time and train tracking website - Live Train Map With the Live train map you can track the movement of trains. The information is based on train GPS tracking. direct link
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German news/text data set

I think a good source would be the COSMAS II-Korpora from the Institut für Deutsche Sprache. It seems there is free registration and downloads for non-commercial use.
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Historical weather forecast API

Have you tried Google BigQuery? GBQ has now loaded climate data worldwide from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) from over 9,000 weather stations. The data includes 2015 and ...
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Municipality 2017 shapefile Europe

If you want an official source for European administrative GIS data, check Eurostat's website. Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. They gather (GIS) data from member states. You ...
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List of all restaurants in a city (EU)?

For Great Britain, the Food Standards Authority make available an API which has the food hygiene ratings for every place that serves food in the local authorities that operate the scheme. Whilst this ...
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Where can I find data about traffic flow for European cities?

The UK Department for Transport (DFT) provides a traffic data set for the city of London, for 2000 to 2013. Main page London About Metadata PDF There are two main data sets: AADF - Annual ...
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European crime data with spatial coordinates

For the UK, you can find Crime Datasets/Statistics at data.gov.uk published by Office for National Statistics licensed under Open Government Licence. Or directly at ONS site.
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Real-time location of trains in France, Germany, Switzerland, and other countries

For the Netherlands someone built this map showing all passenger trains in currently in operation: http://spoorkaart.mwnn.nl/ This map is based on the data from this website: http://openov.nl/ (in ...
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Roadworks datasets or API services

You can apply to use the freely available Waze API for road conditions here. https://www.waze.com/sdk For road conditions in Europe there are links for Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, ...
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Where to find Geology data for Europe - GIS

Can I suggest OneGeology.org. It's a portal for open geological data from around the world. It's mostly designed around their web map portal; http://portal.onegeology.org/OnegeologyGlobal/ which ...
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Municipality 2017 shapefile Europe

A way is to perform an overpass-turbo query on OpenStreetMap data, like this one for Luxembourg: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/n7b and then download the data as geojson or gpx. You can then easily ...
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List of European Hospitals and Health Clinics

There might not be a database covering all countries of Europe (for instance the non-democratic country Belarus does not publish much information). So if you need more data that OpenStreetMap has, you ...
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