Ulrich
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How might I go about visualising historical temperature CSV data?
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Data Here is my take on it: I use R and its IDE RStudio. The hard part, cleaning the data, is luckily done. Sharing the CSV via a dropbox link is not bad. The file is well structured. To improve it ...

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Any Open Data Sets for the (Football) World Cup (in Brazil 2014)?
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Edit: A new initiative on the web open_data_world_cup Edit 2: Gerald also started collecting a list of other football projects on GitHub. Edit 3: Here is a list of the football players ages in a ...

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What are the most unexpected, weird, crazy or funny open datasets available online?
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I quite like the Annual statement on the Government Wine Cellar for the financial year 2014 to 2015 the Shopping Trolleys Found in Rivers and this being Britain the the Great British Public Toilet ...

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What are the most common ways that users find out about new data sets?
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How to stay up to date with UK government data releases: Office for National Statistics release calendar Parliamentary releases mailing list Planning alerts mailing list Press releases RSS feeds ...

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When is open data not open?
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All open data are good, but some are better. In a colloquial way: open means that everyone can use it, for any purpose. The idea is that you have as few technical, financial and legal barriers as ...

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Free database of vehicle data and images
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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 ...

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What are good examples of how open data is driving community development?
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I'm not sure about specific examples in the USA, but the OpenStreetMap had some outstanding success in various countries. There are bound to be disaster stories in the US as well. A famous example is ...

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Open Data formats used
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I don't know about worldwide, but for Europe you can find statistics on data formats on the ENGAGE portal.

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Where can I find registered company data through web services
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If it's not on opencorporates, I doubt you'll find it anywhere else. Have a chat to the people there if you're still looking.

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What is the amount of open data that is currently available over the web?
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Some projects such as the Open Data Monitor aim to answer this question. For convenience, I split the answer into four sections. Governments The amount of open data released by governments is ...

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What type of software is used by the Open Data community?
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The question is somehow vague as pointed out before. In terms of data analysis, the following are very popular: Statistical software R and the fantastic IDE RStudio. GitHub for collaborating and ...

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Web crawling to create a business
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In the UK the Computer Misuse Act from 1990 (section 1) states that it is an offence to access a computer where: the access to the data is unauthorised the offender knows that it is unauthorised ...

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A dataset of resumes
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I doubt that it exists and, if it does, whether it should: after all CVs are personal data. Perhaps you can contact the authors of this study: Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and ...

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"Official" list of business branches
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The official approach is already covered by Andrew. I would add less centralised taxonomies such as Yelp. They have an API. OpenCorporates are also looking at adding additional data to its business ...

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A resource for wearable data?
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Have a look at this project: OpenPaths

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Is there any documentation or case study of scaling up an Open Data API?
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You can have a look at the main data portal in the UK: data.gov.uk An example of the published statistics is below. Dataset Views Downloads English Indices ...

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PhD for open data in Europe
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The Open University and the University of Southampton definitely have their hands in open data. For more concrete ideas you'd have to look at the appropriate department (e.g. Computer Science) and ...

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Best way to convert Excel Files to Open Data Formats
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That sounds like you'll do fine with a CSV format. (Assuming the datasets are not too large.) The problem, as pointed out before, is that you may have to design a process for each format/version etc ...

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How much data is available on the Internet?
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Have a look at the Measurement Lab. One estimate I've heard is that researchers at the Measurement Lab (M-Lab) publish over 750Tb of data under a CCZero licence.

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Journals for Open Data research
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It seems research is interdisciplinary. For technical aspects I would look, for example, at journals that publish research on linked data. For business models etc management journals. For public ...

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What are examples of open data platforms for government, with support for Arabic language?
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For Europe I would point you to the OpenDataMonitor project website. As pointed out "best" is not really an objective measure. The project also has a know-how site which may have further information....

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How to publish open data on my website? (Or: from CSV to RDFa)
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This is indeed a common question! First step should consider what your aim and your audience is. At the ODI we believe that good open data goes beyond technical standards when publishing. That's why ...

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Datasets with Practical Applications
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Have a look at this Wikipedia list. Perhaps there's something you're looking for.

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Where can I find normalized data on governmental spending on science?
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There will always remain some discrepancies on how the data is collected and defined. Good sources, as pointed out before, is Eurostat with some explanation in the link. The OECD is a good source ...

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What's a good resource for learning OpenRefine?
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Have a look at these three videos if you like watching tutorials. Otherwise the list mentioned by @magdmartin is quite extensive.

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