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Airport / airline data from all over the world

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 ...
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API giving ship positions worldwide

I've used MarineTraffic.com for finding details about yachts and ships I've seen in ports. It's a really cool website. They also have an API, but, unfortunately, there is no free access. There is an ...
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Airport / airline data from all over the world

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 You may find ICAO or IATA missing or outdated here or there, but it's rare (in my experience).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 ...
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Is there any international public transport data?

TRAVIC has a list of public transport service APIs that conform to the GTFS standard: http://tracker.geops.ch/ List of API Feeds (searchable and filterable) EDIT: I found a couple of more-direct ...
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Airport / airline data from all over the world

Another source of airport information around the world is the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) dataset of United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE). These cover major ...
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Database of wheelchair-accessible places

NPR has been developing a crowdsourced database of accessible playgrounds in the US. The data is downloadable as CSV or JSON. The license for the data isn't clearly stated, but the language suggests ...
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Airport / airline data from all over the world

Focusing more on the spatial data - but other attributes may be available, you can check: OurAirports - data available as KML, CSV, with an rss feed of comments describing facilities and current ...
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Free database of vehicle data and VIN

this information tending to differ by region/continent. Maybe you should check which could fitting best to you and/or merge them. Here you can request an API Key: https://vindecoder.eu/ It is not ...
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Where can I find data on MARTA?

Data Marta Open Data Archived Marta Realtime Data Note: File name times are in UTC not Eastern. Also, the marta train API is particularly flaky so trains randomly disappear and reappear and/or show ...
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Federal and State Road Information

For the national highway system you will find all the locations/polylines in the National Highway Planning Network dataset at: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/...
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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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Hyperloop; Which Open-Source License did Musk choose?

Surprisingly, I can find no mention of license/patent/rights in the Hyperloop Alpha PDF published by Musk in 2013. In a tweet, Musk stated: I really hate patents unless critical to company survival....
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Database of Greyhound bus stops

i think this is a good start, but i can't find who authored it. i would take the kml from this map and upload it to geojson.io where you can fiddle and convert it more. https://www.google.com/maps/d/...
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Coordinates of nearby parking lots, findable by street name

Just to expand upon @philshem's comment: the OpenStreetMap API can be queried for tags (keys and values) like amenity=parking to find points of interest within a given bounding box or near a certain ...
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Tagged (non-anonymized) GPS driver trip database

OpenStreetMap hosts GPS Traces that are uploaded by the community. Not all are for driving, but you can probably screen GPS tracks for total distance to find driving ones. Or screen for users that ...
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Are there any APIs that find the shortest sea distance between two points, given the latitude and longitude?

There are free data sets available for distances between ports: www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov or msi.nga.mil Also you will find some providers that give you distances between ports depending on AIS ...
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Are there datasets of latitude, longitude, and a land/water indicator?

You can search for a ‘global water mask’ Here is one at 250m resolution from the Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) at the University of Maryland based on data from the MODIS satellite: http://...
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Traffic camera datasets

Open Data Ottawa's data portal has this data: Traffic Web Cam Images Dataset "Provides images for the City of Ottawa's traffic web cams. These images are available at sixty second intervals. To access ...
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Fleet (Transportration) Dataset

The exact data you are looking for is kept private as it is a competitive advantage. You have two options on getting the resolution of data you would like: Go work for the business you would like to ...
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US freight railroad networks, stations, yards and junctions

The US Department of Transportation has a dataset called the National Transportation Atlas Database. https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/...
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historical data for bus arrival time at bus stop

I have fully figure out what happened to my problems. For the GTFS data of New York, it can be found here: http://transitfeeds.com/p/mta These data has been divided into several different parts, thus ...
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Where can I find data on MARTA?

MARTA's Open Data Portal is probably the best place to start. It has links to documentation for MARTA's bus and rail APIs as well as data released for their quarterly hackathons. Additionally they ...
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Aircraft parts database

Parts Manufacturer Approvals FAA actually publishes parts approvals, but Google doesn't show it in top results: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgpma.nsf/MainFrame?OpenFrameSet ...
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Database of wheelchair-accessible places

There is WheelMap, a map based on OpenStreetMap which highlights wheelchair-accessibility tags. There is also supposedly Rollstuhlkarte but it doesn't seem to be actually showing any wheelchair ...
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API giving ship positions worldwide

aprs.fi has an api: https://aprs.fi/page/api however, of late it has been slow to update the vessel i wanted to track, often weeks with no updates. :(
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Car Sales & Car Theft (Stolen Automobiles) Data

For the USA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has general information and fact sheets about theft as well as a search tool where you can get theft rates by year, production ...
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Free database of vehicle data and images

Here is a database of all the car models (~230k) sold in France since 2001, including power, consumption and greenhouse gaz emissions. There are no picture though. You can download the dataset or get ...
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Free database of vehicle data and images

If you are looking for a quick and easy database of UK New Vehicles then The following may be of use: http://www.keeresources.co.uk/data/free-vehicle-data/ It does not include images or technical ...
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Seeking high resolution transportation map of North Carolina?

North Carolina DOT GIS Data Layers are what you want.
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Traffic camera datasets

I don't know if these cameras are quite right for your purpose, but the Massachusetts DOT has their traffic cameras available via API: https://data.mass.gov/d/spgs-rk4q Portland Oregon also has their ...
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