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How many software developers are there in the world, per country?
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The databases at the International Labour Organization (specifically ILOSTAT and LABORSTA) are tantalisingly close to what you're after. For example, go to LABORSTA and select Employment, then select ...

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Where can I download those bible verses in JSON or XML or SQL formatted file?
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Below are a couple of sites that have API access to bible text. http://bibles.org/pages/api - This site has a well-documented API and serve a number of versions. They may have a version that suits ...

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Is "open" data free as in speech, free as in beer, both, or something else?
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The Wikipedia page for Open Data states it better than I can. That is, open data should be: ... freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright,...

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Recommended BitTorrent tracker/index for dataset release?
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Consider whether posting your .torrent file to a BitTorrent index site is the best solution for you. If your objective is to publicise your dataset you may be better off simply posting your .torrent ...

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Why should I care how a (structured) dataset is licenced?
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I'll address your last statement first. The process of methodically copying content from a website is known as "scraping". There has been at least one notable "scraping" lawsuit, Cvent vs Eventbrite (...

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Where are the concentrations of digital companies in the UK?
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The original article from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (there's also a direct link to the PDF) has more detail on the geographic distribution of UK technology firms in the ...

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Load data from HTML tables into OpenRefine?
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As is often the case when handling HTML tables you will most likely need to save the table into an intermediate format that OpenRefine can accept. This is straightforward for a simple table, and is a ...

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Examples of scraping from "real-world" data sources using OCR, etc?
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Mobile (cell) phone data is more frequently being used for research purposes in a variety of fields and in very novel ways. Three examples to add to that provided by @ojdo include: Geographic ...

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What open data institutes in the US are working with the Open Government Partnership?
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You may have already seen this, but on the OGP website there is a Country Commitments page for each country including the United States. The "Efforts to Date" tab has some broad information on the ...

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What is a ready to use wordpress CMS template for serving open datasets?
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WordPress supports both categories and tags out of the box. With a standard WordPress installation you could post links to your datasets in blog posts (one per post) with the content of the post ...

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Linking results from the FCC's TV Query API to the FCC's TV Stations Profiles API
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This is the sort of issue that can arise when trying to combine data from multiple sources, in this case two apparently distinct APIs. The Developer page gives some brief instructions as you point ...

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What criteria determine a good name for an open data product?
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If you want to flag instantly to a potential end-user that the dataset is open, then it seems putting the word "Open" in the title is the way to go. This is somewhat subjective, but if in a list of ...

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Country -> State -> County -> zipcode/city -> streets
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I suspect you will need to use several data sources to get what you're after. I can suggest OpenAddresses as a good starting point. You can download address data for the US in four ZIP files, though ...

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