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A database of open databases?

As of February 2019, you'll find a list of 2600+ open data portals around the world on OpenDataSoft's website. It lists as of now 2600+ portals ranging from the US (obviously) to Afghanistan. The ...
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A database of open databases?

databib.org re3data.org recently merged: Registry of Research Data Repositories i.e. RE3 "The consolidated registry contains information for more than 1,130 data repositories that are accessed by ...
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Is there a specification for versioning a dataset?

Dataverse uses the following dataset versioning strategy:
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Where can I find a taxonomy of open data sites?

First Caveat, I am a co-founder of opengeocode.org We have a few resources that might help you: Catalog of Open Data sites around the world Specification for open data vocabulary Detailed ...
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A database of open databases?

Another system of interest for your list would be the OKFN Global Open Data Index: https://index.okfn.org/place/ It provides national and sub-national catalog listings and categorization for a ...
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Metadata standards and best practices for data dictionaries for CSV files/data

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is an XML-based system for defining "data in motion" (i.e., an on-the-wire format.) What distinguishes NIEM is 2 things: it is for standardizing the ...
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Evidence for the economic impact of open data?

Open Data Barometer recently published this: http://www.opendatabarometer.org/report/analysis/impact.html also, the open data working group under the Open Government Partnership will be looking at ...
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Where can I find a taxonomy of open data sites?

datahub.io looks like a good way to find sources for open data. It is based on CKAN: CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline ...
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Will open data foster a common set of "metadata" standards?

Our hope with the Frictionless Data project is to create a set of standards that apply equally to open and non-open datasets. These standards did, in fact, grow out of experience with distributing ...
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Where can I find a taxonomy of open data sites?

ArcGIS Open Data would be another good way to find (mostly) spatial data sources. It exposes data from users who are using ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online to manage their data. You can see data about ...
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Where can I find an ontology for “project”?

DOAP - Description of a Project. still alive, now on github https://github.com/edumbill/doap/wiki
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how to get semantic ontology of words related to technology

The best place to start looking is Linked Open Vocabularies. As of February 2015 they have indexed more than 450 vocabularies and ontologies and provide a convenient search feature.
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ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-2 data plus borders (e.g. as kml)

I've started to collect a list of world (country, cities, etc.) datasets, guides, etc. in the Awesome World List @ Planet Open Data. For example, the GeoNames, Natural Earth, etc. datasets might be ...
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ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-2 data plus borders (e.g. as kml)

I just created a GitHub repo with a world shapefile of ISO 3166-1 entities, based on Natural Earth 1:10m Cultural Vectors. https://github.com/sdesabbata/world_shapefile_ISO3166-1 The repo includes ...
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Data management practices

R, the open source and cross-platform statistics software has something similar where sometimes packages/plugins for R include sample or test data: See this SO question: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Countries with a Census

Most countries of the world have a Department of Statistics where they compile Census data. The various world census datasets, like CIA WFB, UN statistics, and Worldbank get their information from ...
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How do I get my data indexed by Google Dataset Search?

You may want to stop and ask why you should want to be indexed there. Dataset Search seems like a poorly planned effort to try and corner dataset search. Why the push isn't for open linked datasets/...
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Custom Categories in CKAN

The filters on the search page sidebar can be configured implementing the IFacets interface from your own extension (you'll need to write some code for that). For instance, these ones are defined ...
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Is ISO 19115 (Geographic Metadata) a closed standard?

Because of ISO's business model, they always charge for standards ... however, as many editors want the standards to be freely available, many TCs (technical committees, a group of people that oversee ...
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Is ISO 19115 (Geographic Metadata) a closed standard?

Short answer: because ISO makes money selling the technical specifications. It's not closed the standard per se, but the specification (so if you're writing software you'd need the document. Searching ...
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A database of open databases?

Google Dataset Search https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch A recent tool in beta. Blogpost FAQ Guidelines for developers (get your data indexed)
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Metadata standards and best practices for data dictionaries for CSV files/data

It looks like Jeni Tennison took her Linked CSV spec to the W3C, and with some help from Gregg Kellogg and Ivan Herman it evolved into the Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web and the ...
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Metadata standards and best practices for data dictionaries for CSV files/data

The Data Documentation Initiative provides the DDI metadata standard for describing data dictionaries. http://www.ddialliance.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Documentation_Initiative The DDI ...
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A database of open databases?

I didn't see these mentioned. Rockstar Data Sources on Github. List of free and open journals. Mostly scientific journals.
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USAID Dataset Downloads Published List

Thank you for the inquiry. The DDL is USAID's Development Data Library located at www.usaid.gov/data. We do collect basic web traffic statistics and will start looking into this with our CIO's office ...
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ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-2 data plus borders (e.g. as kml)

Here is a script that will attempt to add ISO3166-2 data to Natural Earth 2.0 admin_1_states_province polygons: https://gist.github.com/migurski/4a5821699e1ed519a604 The output can be found in this ...
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ISO 3166-2 codes to Olson Time Zone Codes

You can create an ISO 3166-2 and time zone list using the Geonames API. If you use the general search API, you can pass a wildcard in for the name and specify the feature code and feature class ...
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Automate API Queries

Well, if you take a look at this link, you can get a good idea of what's going on. Basically, the IATI hold data which references data which is hosted elsewhere. They act a lot like the index in a ...
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Data repositories like UCI and mlData, for biological data

There are many biology repositories, including 446 Biology data repositories listed in the re3data repository catalog. Its not clear from your question how you want them to be similar to UCI, which ...
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