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Source NameSource LinkSource DescriptionNumber of open data sourcesKeywordsSearch Engine for dataData Visualization ToolMap visualizationSelection or Filtering optionsTools to create Summary Data?Well formattedDownloadable FormatsComments
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Google Public Datahttp://www.google.com/publicdata/directoryData exploration and visualization tools using public data from national and international sources58World Development, Finance, Trade, Demographics, Disease, World Governmentyesyesyesyesnon/a noneReferences data source but does not provide data
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RAIDS ONLINEhttp://www.raidsonline.com/Selected crime data for the US. Easy to use and can drill down to local crimes. However, not all US cities included. original sourceUS Crimenoyesyesyesnoyesnonecan view data grid, but unable to download it or copy it
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FBIhttps://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats/US crime statistics; hate crimes; state, county and local crimesoriginal sourceUS crimenononoyesyesyesyes, excelUS crimte states, hate crimes, state, county and local crimes
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Socrata Open Datahttps://opendata.socrata.com/Random collection of data from various governments including the US government. 6,721Various government organizationsyesyesyesyesyesusually
csv, xlsx, json, pdf, rss, xml
great formatted data; however, looks like they are just grabbing random databases
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GapMinder Datahttp://www.gapminder.org/data/Well-formatted data derived from a variety of open international sources, visualized in gapminder's own tools~46Employment, Agriculture, Aid, Health, Energy, Natural Disasters, Utilities, Finance, Education, Demographics, Infrastructure, Economy, Health, World Datanoyesyesnonoyesxlsxdata comes from other sources that are readily identified, and they made it nicely formatted
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Data.govhttps://www.data.gov/The US federal, state and local governments collect lots of data. This portal is an access point to lots of it, with little rhyme or reason.182,162Agriculture, Business, Climate, Consumer, Ecosystems, Education, Energy, Finance, Health, Local Government, Manufacturing, Ocean, Public Safety, Science & Researchyes****variescsv, xlsx, txt, pdfUses Socrata or links to government organization sites
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Plenar.iohttp://plenar.io/Hub for open datasets153Local Government, Health, Energy, Commerce, Transit, Crime, Politics, Environmentyeslimitedyesyesnoyescsv, GeoJSONNot so useful yet
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Tableau Public Datasetshttps://public.tableau.com/s/resources?qt-overview_resources=1List of free sample datasets26Government, Education, Lifestyle, Health, Sports, Entertainment, Technology, Science, Businessnononononoyescsv, xlsxwell formatted data, some files are very big
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AWS Public Data Setshttps://aws.amazon.com/datasets/?_encoding=UTF8&jiveRedirect=1Huge public datasets (can be over 2TB) hosted on AWSnot sureBig Datayesnononononot surenot surenot always clear how or where to grab data, probably not useful
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US Cities Open Data Censushttp://us-city.census.okfn.org/Link to a table of available and similar open data for 89 cities363Local Governmentnoyesyesyesyesvariessupported by Socrata
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Nate Silver's Fivethirtyeight GitHub Respository
https://github.com/fivethirtyeight/dataData that supported various online articles for a news blog site69Entertainment, Popular Culture, Politics, Sports, Demographics, Health, Weather, Food, TrivianononononoyesData that supported the text behind a data journalism news site
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World Bankhttp://data.worldbank.org/Free and open access to global development data> 1000World Development, Aid, Climate, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Finance, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Poverty, Business, Science, Technology, Social Development, Labor, Trade, Urban Developmentnoyesyesyesnomostlycsv. xlsx, xmllots of missing data
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World Health Organizationhttp://apps.who.int/gho/data/?theme=mainGlobal health observatory data repository>1000International Health Statisticsnononononomostlycsv, xlsx, html, json, xmlexcel format downloads are not styled as case-data
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EEPS NHANES Datahttp://www.eeps.com/zoo/nhanes/source/choose.phpData pre-downloaded and nicely formatted from National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey1US Health Statisticsnononoyesnoyes
copy from webpage into excel or Sheets
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CDC Wonderhttp://wonder.cdc.gov/Broad range of data covering births, deaths, health, population and selected environmental issues. Lots of variables can be chosen to limit data.original source, also redirects to other sourcesHealth, Population, Environment, Climate, US DatayesyesyesyesmaybenotxtInterface for getting datasets can be complex. Downloaded files generally contain only a summary report.
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NSF Data Tableshttp://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/tables.cfmData on STEM education and jobs in the US, with breakdowns by race and gender.original sourceScience, US Data, Social Sciencenonononononoxlsx, pdfdata comes in grouped tabular format, not easy to work with
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US Energy Information Administrationhttp://www.eia.gov/tools/models/datatools.cfmEnergy generation and useoriginal sourceEnergy, US Datanononoyesnomostlyxlsxdata format is good to work with
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The World Factbookhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/The Factbookprovides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.World Data, Economics, Energy, Social Sciences, Governmentnonononononopdf Information is easy to access, but data are not downloadable
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CDC: High School YRBS https://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspxYouth Risk-Based Survey. Great data on US student injuries, alcohol & tobacco use, diet, sexual behavior, and obesity. original sourcehealth, youth, US datayesnonoyesyesmostlypdf, txt, they claim excel but reviewer (AN) couldn't get it to workGreat survey data, broken down by state
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Kids Counthttp://datacenter.kidscount.org/Annual data on kids, their families, their health, births. Collected by Annie E Casey Foundationoriginal sourcehealth, families, US datayesyesyesyesyesyespng for visuals, excel for raw dataFamous data, very easy to use site, provides information on national, state and select urban areas
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WolframAlphahttp://www.wolframalpha.com/An eclectic collection of data in all fields of STEM, art, music, history, which range from the length of roads in Spain to thermodynamic properties of elements. Sources not listed, but must be variousSTEM, health, world data, social sciences, chemistry, physics, math, engineering, nutrition, earth sciences, histroy, art, music, biology, sports , economics, transportationyesyesyesyesyesyesgif, jpg, png, tiffGood place to look for background data on topics. Tends to produce tables rather than visuals.
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Tree of Life Projecthttp://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.htmlShows evolutionary trees for extinct and living creaures, also photo librarySources identified, many of the photos are copyrighted but some are free to usebiologyyesyes (evolutionary trees)noyesnomostlyneed to use snapshotGood place to get evolutionary trees and technical names of species; somewhat specialized
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Kaiser Family Foundationhttp://kff.orgData on US spending on health care; some polling data on health issues.Data collected and analyzed by Kaiser Family Foundationhealth, US data, some world data, economicsno (some search but weak)yesnononononeed to use snapshot or can pull off images as pngThis is not an easy website to use, but if you dig around, you can find some really interesting data
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UN datahttp://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx?d=SNA&f=group_code%3a204%3bitem_code%3a34Entry point for international data collected by UNoriginal source, also redirects to other sourceshealth, environment, economics, population, energy, education, wold data, social sciencesyesnonoyesyesyesXML onlyHuge amount of data that can be filtered and put into a table. Data will need to be re-plotted for visual use.
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Population Reference Bureauhttp://prb.orgPopulation dataoriginal analysis of government datapopulation, census, US data, world datayesyesyesyesnomostlyneed to use snapshotYou will need to do some searching to find interactive data, but they are there. Some data is buried in the white papers.
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NASA planet fact sheethttp://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/Data on planetsvarious sourcesastronomy, physicsnononononoyesnone. Just a table. Just facts on the planets.
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Project Feeder Watchhttp://feederwatch.org/pfw/top25?cmd=topSpecies&embed=1Cornell University data by states and yearoriginal sourcebiology, US datanononoyesnoyesnoWell known data collection; other types of data on birds available
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Find the Datahttp://www.findthedata.com/Eclectic collection of data; data aggregator, includes environemtal and technology; favorite is dinosaur databasemanyEclectic collection of data; data aggregator, includes environmental and technology; favorite is dinosaur databaseyesyesyesyesnoyesnoneA useful site to look for offbeat data.
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USGS Water Quality Datahttp://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/qwUS Geological stream data; lots of water quality dataOriginal sourceearth sciences, US data, streams; environment; water qualithyyesyesyesyesmostlymostlypngLots of useful data, up to date.
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Gun Violence Archievehttp://www.gunviolencearchive.org/queryThe Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 1,500 media, law enforcement, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide  near-real time data about the results of gun violence. Various sourcesGuns, social sciences, US datayesnoyesyesyesyescsvIt is very difficult to get data on gun violence because of Congress. This Is one of the best sources.
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