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College Scorecard full data base

College Scorecard Data: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/ Download all data (~200 MB) Documented API Github repo for website
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Dataset on coronavirus government countermeasures (per country/region/city?)

We started a worldwide crowdsourcing data collection on policy measures, including lockdowns at the admin1 level (region) and the country level. Currently we coded data for ~13 countries and are ...
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How to make a successful FOIA request?

The basics for FOIA are: be very clear in your request be respectful be tenacious Remember that while there are government officials who are hostile to records requests, not all of them are. There ...
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Coordinates of all embassies and consulates

For a wider listing of diplomatic entities, consider using Open Street Maps. For example, you can use the Tag: amenity=embassy. This data source includes the following dimensions: "lat" "lon" "...
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Is it okay to download all datasets from a government open data portal?

Bad manners have nothing to do with it. As a taxpayer, it's your data, and they're making it available for you to download. Your country also benefits from having backups of their dataset floating ...
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Coordinates of all embassies and consulates

Wikidata has a lot of data about embassies and consulates. I created a Python+SPARQL script that pulls that data and maintains an easy-to-consume CSV file. You can download the CSV file at https://...
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Dataset on coronavirus government countermeasures (per country/region/city?)

At this point Wikipedia will have most of the information but not yet machine readable. For a broad data-request on global lockdowns of varying degree, and for an ongoing event, I can't image a ...
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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) data

Just released on Github!! Frostline 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 ...
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Educational attainment in the private and public sector

this is easy if you use the public-use microdata. the public/private-sector workforce variable in the current population survey (cps) is a_clswkr and the educational attainment variable is a_hga ...
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Coordinates of all embassies and consulates

Official lists maintained by government bodies: United States The dc.gov (Washington, DC) has a dataset for all embassies in Washington, DC: http://data.octo.dc.gov/metadata.aspx?id=77 This data....
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Is there any open data for Emergency Room waiting time?

There is no one source that I know of for realtime wait times though some larger networks do have apps or mobile sites that you might look into scraping though of course that has many disadvantages. ...
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Federal, state, and county prisons & jails

You can start with the US Bureau of Justice Statistics: Corrections page. In particular: State and federal prisoners and prison facilities And perhaps of interest: Annual Survey of Jails Data ...
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Dataset on coronavirus government countermeasures (per country/region/city?)

What about this database? It includes government measures... ACAPS COVID-19: Government Measures Dataset The COVID-19 Government Measures Dataset puts together all the measures implemented by ...
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Is the web performance of U.S. government websites open data?

The US Government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP) has been working on unified Web analytics for federal agencies for a couple of years Recently they launched a nice web site that displays the top ...
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Freshness of Unemployment Data

There are many sources of surveys/administrative in the United States data you might find useful. Unemployment Insurance Claims - the number of people in a given week who: newly file for unemployment ...
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Where is the block assignment file linking 2010 Census data with 113th congressional districts?

In accordance with the inimitable "logic" of the Census website, the files in question are not located with the other block assignment files. Rather they are on a "113th & 114th Congressional and ...
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Search for False advertising/drug name associated with patient complaint of false advertising

Joe is correct here. We don't currently offer data on patient claim of false advertising. In our scope for the future, we plan to offer data on product recalls and product labels. We're definitely ...
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Now I have an API key, how do I access OpenFDA?

I'm one of the core team members for openFDA. Really sorry to hear that you find the documentation cryptic - one big goal that we have is to make the API as easy to understand as possible! The main ...
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Is there a list of all US Government agencies and sub agencies and is it available via API?

The U.S. Government Manual provides Agency canonical names, a hierarchy of each agency, HQ addresses, agency homepages, and names of agency leaders. It's available in XML and PDF. You can download the ...
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USGS Various API Calls

I looks like you have your left/right longitude values mixed up. Try fixing this and post back your results.
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How many Veterans have been or are currently in Congress

Vital Statistics on Congress from the Brookings Institute has some data about this available in Excel. The "Vital Statistics Chapter 1- Demographics of Members of Congress" workbook has a worksheet, "...
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IRS Codes in machine readable format

It's difficult to know when to use the Stack Exchange "answer" field for an inconclusive answer, but after a review of the IRS's website, I don't see much sign of this, particularly for the 1f code on ...
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Information about congresspeople

The data you are looking for is available at openstates.org. This is a project of the Sunlight Foundation. They have an API and a bulk download page (JSON and CSV) at : http://openstates.org/downloads/...
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Information about congresspeople

Check out what the public domain dataset here has to offer: https://github.com/unitedstates/congress-legislators You can also check out Sunlight's Congress API for an alternate presentation: https://...
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Return on investment in international development projects

great question. The first thing to note is that the IEG database that you're referencing is only one of several that the World Bank provides. You might want to also check out the Bank's projects ...
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successful open data advocacy website

Public advocacy is effective when it shows decision makers the examples they'd like. But it's not always clear what they'd like. The best bet is to demonstrate them good examples widely used across ...
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dataset on emergency response

The city of Seattle publishes real-time 911 data, since 2011 and in a variety of formats (direct link) Address,Type,Datetime,Latitude,Longitude,Report Location,Incident Number 13 W Cremona St,Aid ...
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Is there a data set for all vehicle accidents in USA?

The DOT keeps track of every fatal traffic accident since 1975 in their FARS database. They host all their data on their FTP, but I've also collected their data since 2001 in a format that's easier to ...
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Individual precinct voting data for Pennsylvania

You can find County-level voting data on the election site of Townhall. A kind person has done a scrape of the website and made the data available on Github as a CSV and Ipython notebook. 2016 ...
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Dataset on coronavirus government countermeasures (per country/region/city?)

Actions taken in Switzerland are available with machine-readable CSV Repo 1: https://github.com/zdavatz/covid19_ch#data-on-the-measures-taken-against-covid2019 Repo 2: https://github.com/baffelli/...
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