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Health Behavioral Risk-Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - A health-related survey that asks respondents about health and disease risk factors. Unit of Analysis: County Area Health Resource File (AHRF) - A compilation of Census Bureau demographic information, along with information about hospital utilization, health professionals, and natality/mortality....


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I asked a data analyst at the Bureau of Justice Statistics who provided this answer: "I would say that the answer really depends on what information they are trying to show. There are many different way to normalize crime data and even multiple different ways of doing population based rates. For example, I've even seen some people playing around with ...


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You might want to check out the HUD zip code-county crosswalk (screenshot below). My gut feeling is that this feature would be in the US census TIGER product line https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger.html maybe here: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/relationship.html Please let us know what you find most useful.


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OpenStreetMap's database has the ATM tag. Through the Overpass API, you can quickly access the Points of Interest: Map of ATMs in Paris (Overpass API). Click on the points to see additional metadata (mainly the name of the operating bank). Bonus: there is a good thread on XAPI call for all ATMS in OpenStreetMap's own Q&A plattform.


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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 ...


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A quick google search found me the data page of OpenFlights.org. This page has a free (donation request) CSV file with 8000+ airports: LINK. OpenFlights.org points to OurAirports.com, which provides extensive CSV downloads with data being in the public domain. See their data page. Regarding contact info for airport management, the FAA provides this info ...


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Some other answers hint at this, but the caution to keep in mind is that ZIP codes are not geographies on a map. They are identifiers for postal delivery routes which are often but not always geographic. To accommodate the intense demand for data aggregated by ZIP code, the Census Bureau created ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (or ZCTAs) which are roughly what ...


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You mention you want data sources, so I'm going to focus on where you can get information that helps match street addresses to coordinates, rather than APIs. If you can, go with a web service, but there's a certain masochistic pleasure in building your own geocoder from raw data! OpenStreetMap is the most comprehensive worldwide source, and has good ...


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Google uses crowdsourcing techniques for the collection of the traffic data, as they explain in this blog post. This basically means that everybody who uses Google Maps on their mobile phone automatically reports anonymous traffic data back to Google.


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The Google Elevation API should allow you to access elevation data world-wide and allows you to give location as latitude/longitude. What Can You Do With the Elevation API? The Elevation API provides elevation data for all locations on the surface of the earth, including depth locations on the ocean floor (which return negative values). In those ...


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Take a look at what OpenStreetMap does. There's a page describing the nature of tile server disk usage. If you go up to zoom level 18 worldwide, you're talking about 91,625,968,981 tiles, which would take around 54000GB of disk space, but would mostly never be viewed. So I'm not sure if it would ever be a sensible approach, but having said that, I heard ...


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You can find a list of GIS file formats on Wikipedia. Here is a decent overview of open source GIS servers from the gis.se site, these are the servers people who use open data will most likely be using, so target the formats that those servers use. I would consider some kind of open vector/raster format (I like geoJSON for personal projects because it works ...


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Openstreetmap has an API which gives coordinates for an address, see Stackoverflow for an example


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OpenStreetMap (OSM) to the rescue, I would say. According the the OSM Wiki, hotels can be found within the database by the tag tourism=hotel. A quick check using the Overpass API, shown here for an excerpt of Rome, Italy; result: 153 nodes (hotels) only in the visible area, tagged with name, operator, website, phone number. YMMV, depending on exact ...


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OurAirports.com is, in my experience, the best data set publicly available. You may find ICAO or IATA missing or outdated here or there, but it's rare (in my experience). They have also categorized the airports as Main or Small, etc, which is particularly helpful, although for the USA, you can simply filter the ICAO code by 'starts with' K and that gets you ...


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Have you had a look at openstreetmap? http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmbook Not tested myself, they use Latex to generate the book.


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Check out the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository. Admittedly not exactly what you are looking for, but if you want data on NYS you can at least download it easily, and it might be possible to automate it if you have the time to write a script. I'm not sure what's available in other states, but this seems to be pretty par for the course ...


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For detailed statistics, bfs.admin.ch is the official Swiss source of population stats and data. They have many English-language resources, but the one you are looking for is in German or French only. Excel files are easy to understand without speaking German or French. The source page is here and the Excel file is here. It is called "Bilanz der ständigen ...


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As part of PL94-171, the canonical source for population data for drawing legislative districts is the Decennial census. To get the high resolution data you want, you can download shapefiles of blocks by state with population included from http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2010BLKPOPHU/ Of course, if you want to get into demographics of the population ...


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Wikipedia's sister project Wikidata provides data about more than 12,000 universities with a varying amount of detail. You can use the following query to generate the list of all universities: CLAIM[31:(TREE[3918][][279])] This returns a list of all instances (P31) of university (Q3918) and any of its subclasses (P279) (such as institute of technology or ...


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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 though); Geopackage Google Earth KMZ R SpatialPolygonsDataFrame Given you're interested in Europe it might be best to download the whole globe (found here ...


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I have not done this before, but I do not think you can get exactly what you want (population + GDP) within a radius. You can get population/GDP/demographics down to a census tract. Here is what I would suggest as a rough method (in pseudo code), assuming your radius stays within a US county. Get the census tract KML datasets from US Census. For the point ...


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Geonames has a tsv with data of the cities with more than 15k inhabitants. You only need to filter the ones you are interested in. The tsv has a column with the population (the 15th one) so it should be quite easy to get them. You can download it here


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The US Census publishes population statistics on US congressional and state legislative voting districts. The 2010 census (gazetteer) files can be found here: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer2010.html Every year between the dicennial census, the US Census publishes estimated updates. The 2013 census (gazetteer) files can be found here: ...


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The United Nation Statistics Division publishes population totals and by demographics per country on an annual basis. This is called the UN Demographic Yearbook. It is normally in PDF format, but there are various areas on the unstats.un.org site that you can download EXCEL and CSV files. A good start is here. This has downloadable tables between 2007 and ...


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While the data is only as good as the community contributes, OpenStreetMap (OSM) has some ATM data. In OSM, points can be tagged with "amenity=atm". You can extract these nodes using these steps: Download OSM data. This page has a "British isles" extract, among others. This page explains more generally how this kind of data is packaged. Download and ...


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The GeoNames database gives you both the geo-coordinates and the timezone for each city with a population greater than 1k. Here's a version of that DB with a direct access to an API and a map on OpenDataSoft (disclaimer: I work for OpenDataSoft). Cheers


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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) - viz., EuropeanBorders_WWII.zip (~260 MB).


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Past Self, I'm pleased to report that just after you asked this question, you were hired by a mapping company and worked on this exact thing, which was just released: The Mapzen Elevation Tile Service is a free tile service which combines a variety of open-source terrain datasources into global elevation and normals tilesets, down to zooms 16 and 15, ...


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It's not an API, but I just found the SRTM Tile Grabber, which is a minimal interface to mirrored, zipped, 90m SRTM tiles. And better yet: "The files linked here are version 4.1 of an effort by the folks at CIAT-CSI to scrub, polish, and remove gaps in the raw SRTM data released by NASA." Github repo: https://github.com/dwtkns/srtm-tile-grabber/


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