California Polytechnic State University has a downloaded dataset on fatal accidents on the national highway system for the year 2007:
Data.Gov has a number of datasets on accident data by state:
The NHTSA has summary statistics for 2012 on a state ...
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 ...
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 You may find ICAO or IATA missing or outdated here or there, but it's rare (in my experience).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 ...
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 API option from FleetMon that is mostly-free:
The FleetMon Public API lets software developers create great software apps that are able to display ship ...
For the United States, FuelEconomy.Gov provides a seemingly comprehensive database of vehicles. You can use the API to pull down select vehicles or all vehicles in the database. In is primarily to communicate fuel economy, but a number of other vehicle features are also reported (transmission, engine type, etc.).
Full disclosure: I'm the developer of an R ...
From this answer on Get the Data: http://getthedata.org/questions/262/list-of-ocean-going-oil-tankers-and-owner/ (provided by Kit Wallace). Note none of this detail seems to be open data (as per Open Definition).
There are a number of commercial sources such as http://www.ship-info.com/ or restricted sites http://www.equasis.org/ sites with copyright data ...
The best source at a broad level is from the Federal Highway Administration.
There is a also variety of open data on traffic safety. Some of this has embedded speed limit information as well as other information, such as fatalities and accidents. There are also some state speed zone data zones, such as those for Virginia.
There was a question on another ...
Not sure if my list is better (or worse), because I think it has a lot to do with Andrew's question about national/state levels. If Andrew says it's cool, I'll just have him update his answer with these links:
NCSA Publications & Data Requests
you probably want this guy:
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 links to GTFS feeds internationally:
Transit land: https://transit.land/feed-registry/
As a supplement of open data, the Federal Railroad Administration in the U.S. provides data on incidents, casualties, and a listing of the rail crossings. FRA also provides geospatial data on the location and maps of rail networks.
It could be possible to interpolate train traffic between two grade crossings as well. You could experiment with the FRA grade ...
Airlines distribute fare information through something called a global distribution system (GDS). An example of one such system is SABRE. There are lots of different kinds of GDSs out there, and you can find them with a simple internet search. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is probably your best resource for finding out more about GDS and ...
The Johnson Space Center has a website with biographies of Astronauts and Cosmonauts that you should be able to extract much of your requested information from:
I find it easier to extract from HTML, but the 'time in space' text might be more difficult to extract from the free text than the PDF that Jeanne linked to.
update : ...
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 transport terminals: air, sea, land, etc.
A link to the data is here:
I also have a tutorial I wrote awhile ...
There are a lot of datasets related to road safety and general patterns. Here you can find many of the National Highway and Department of Transportation datasets and ones specific to traffic in various locations.
(Disclaimer: I am the Evangelist for Data.gov.)
Here is a database of vehicles in the UK.
How Many Left?
Search for statistics about every make and model of vehicle registered in Great Britain. Data comes directly from the Department for Transport, and is regularly updated.
Not sure if you need something for the entire nation, but a lot of localities publish versions of this kind of data.
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 operations
World Aeronautical Database - Not sure how accessible the data is
USSTRATCOM Worldwide Airports - GeoRSS feed; I think the source data is the old ...
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 that they want it to be freely used.
Not quite all the details you were looking for, but the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas publishes their research vessel platform list as RDF here. You could use the IMO / MMSI numbers as a hopping off point to other data sources for tonnage etc... I've never seen any links to build cost data though.
The idea with these platform codes ...
There is a current list (April 2013) of astronauts who have flown on NASA missions in PDF format at http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/740566main_current.pdf This contains detailed background information on each astronaut and also includes astronauts from other nations who have flown on NASA missions.
Thanks for your question. I'm not an expert in this space, but I asked around and was pointed to two resources at NREL you might look at:
The efficiency curves available in the FASTSim model that are posted at http://www.nrel.gov/fastsim. I was told by the managers of this dataset that it may be used for commercial purposes, just not redistributed ...
This data used to be publicly available through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Safety Data Mart. However, the Department's new Safety Portal is now only accessible to other government agencies.
For Chicago data, you can get historical data from the Chicago Crash Browser
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 only a subset of upcoming stations (ie Midtown and Five Points but not North Avenue or Peachtree Center so I’d recommend making a script to clean the data ...
For the national highway system you will find all the locations/polylines in the National Highway Planning Network dataset at:
You will also find a girth of geocoded data related to the national transportation system (hubs, railways, ...
The UK Department for Transport (DFT) provides a traffic data set for the city of London, for 2000 to 2013.
There are two main data sets:
AADF - Annual average daily flow
AADF figures give the number of vehicles that will drive on that stretch of road on an average day of the year. For information on how AADFs are ...
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.
the wayback machine has what you want albeit a year old. i only checked texas, so maybe i'm wrong. go ...