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Buy and sell data at Data Marketplace

Add another site to the list of places to find the data you need. Data Marketplace connects people who want data to people who can…

Data.gov.uk versus Data.gov – Which wins?

Back in May last year, the US government launched Data.gov as a statement of transparency, and the Internet rejoiced. After the launch, excitement kind of…

Data.gov.uk Gearing Up For Launch, er, Does Launch

Update: I had scheduled this post for next week, but apparently, Data.gov.uk launched today. The site isn't loading for me right now though. I guess…

Unemployment, 2004 to Present – The Country is Bleeding

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the most recent unemployment numbers last week. Things aren't looking good for the unemployed, I'm afraid. I showed my…

Target Store Openings Since the First in 1962 – Data Now Available

FlowingData readers who have been around for a while will remember I made a map early this year that showed the growth of Target stores…

NYC BigApps Competition – $20k In Prize Money

It's exciting times for data heads. The launch of Data.gov back in May got things jump started; San Francisco recently announced DataSF; and now New…

30 Resources to Find the Data You Need

Let's say you have this idea for a visualization or application, or you're just curious about some trend. But you have a problem. You can't…

Share and Sell Data with Infochimps (100 Invites)

There's a lot of data on the Web, but it's all very scattered. At the same time, there's a lot of data sitting on people's…

IT Dashboard and Data from USAspending.gov

Taking another step towards data transparency, the US government provides the IT dashboard via USAspending.gov: The IT Dashboard provides the public with an online window…

Taking a Closer Look at Airplane-Bird Collisions

While we're on the subject of flight, ever since that plane landed in the Hudson River a few months ago, the thought of bird-airplane collisions…

Explore World Data with Factbook eXplorer from OECD

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes a lot of world indicators available (e.g. world population and birth rate). Much of it goes…

Data.gov is Live – Get Your Data While it’s Hot

Big news. Data.gov is now live. Government data is at your fingertips. The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine…

Google Adds Search to Public Data

Google announced today that they have made a small subset of public datasets searchable. Search for unemployment rate and you'll see a thumbnail at the…

Tracking Swine Flu Worldwide – Where and How, Plus Data

Just about everywhere you go there's something in the news about swine flu, and so naturally, when I first heard about it, I waited for…

Millions of Money-in-Politics Data Records Now Available

The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), a research group well-known for its tracking of monetary influence on United States politics, announced some great news. Their…

Taking a Look at Facebook Statistics from All Facebook

Facebook started as a spinoff of Hot or Not in 2003. Now Facebook is the world's biggest online social network. It's certainly come a long…

All You Can Eat at the Twitter Data Buffet

Philip from infochimps posts the results of some heavy Twitter scraping. Data for 2.7 million users, 10 million tweets, and 58 million edges (i.e. connections…

Amazon Gets In On the Public Data Arena

It was really only a matter of time, but Amazon now hosts public data sets. Not small data sets though - more like the ones…

Neighborhood Boundaries with Flickr Shapefiles

Neighborhood Boundaries by Tom Taylor uses Flickr Shapefiles and Yahoo! Geoplanet "to show you where the world thinks its neighbors are." Yahoo! provides access to…

US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does

Where do you think the US imports the most oil from? Most of us would probably say somewhere in the Middle East, but Jon Udell…

New York Times Visualization Lab – Collaboration with Many Eyes

It was just a little over a week ago that The New York Times announced their Developer Network i.e. Campaign Finance API. Yesterday, they announced…

Playboy Playmate Curves and the State of the Economy

Terry Pettijohn and Brian Jungeberg of Mercyhurst College took a very close look at the curves, um, measurements of past Playboy Playmates of the Year…
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