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Check out some of the FREE Public Data sources on Economy, Geography, Environment, Health & Safety, Weather,… We are always on the lookout for new datasets and we will keep updating this list. We hope you will find these resources helpful.

Economic Data

FreeLunch
http://www.economy.com/freelunch/
Free Economic, Demographic & Financial Data.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
http://www.oecd.org/
An organization of major industrialized countries that calculates internationally comparable data on a variety of indicators for all its member countries. It’s especially valuable for tax and health data.

Federal Reserve Board
http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/statisticsdata.htm
The basic source for data on the money supply, industrial production, capacity utilization and the flow of funds.

FedStats
http://www.fedstats.gov/
A search engine that allows people to look for government data across departments and agencies.

FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/
Yet another web site maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Over 500 data series available; especially valuable for money supply, interest rates and other financial data. All data can be downloaded in chart form.

USDA Economic Research Service
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/
A good source whose mission is to inform and enhance public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development.

MeasuringWorth
http://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/uscompare/
An invaluable calculator for comparing prices over long periods of time using a variety of price indexes. The site also maintains long data series for interest rates, exchange rates, and the price of gold.

Environmental Data

United Nations Environment Programme
http://geodata.grid.unep.ch/
The authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments.

United States Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/data/
This site is a single place to find a vast selection of EPA data sources, organized into topics such as air and water that are in easily downloadable formats.

General Public

Social Security Administration
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/data_date.html
Social Security Administration, source for data on Social Security and the elderly population.

The Human Mortality Database
http://www.mortality.org/
Provides detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity.

Geographical Data

GeoCommons
http://geocommons.com/
GeoCommons delivers visual analytics through maps. The site makes it possible to view massive amounts of data, make decisions and solve problems with no prior training or experience using traditional mapping tools.

Berkeley Earth Dataset
http://berkeleyearth.org/dataset.php
A preliminary merged data set by combining 1.6 billion temperature reports from 16 preexisting data archives.

General Sources

Freebase
http://www.freebase.com/
Free data and a community effort.

ManyEyes
http://www-958.ibm.com/software/analytics/manyeyes/
Free public site that allows to create visualizations from a dataset.

Health and Safety

US FDA
http://www.fda.gov/
US Food and Drug Administration Database for consumers, patients, health professionals, scientists & researchers and the industry.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/nhanes_questionnaires.htm
A program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States.

Regional Data

San Francisco Data
https://data.sfgov.org
The Open Data Portal is a one-stop destination for all approved City data that will help constituents make better use of information.

Data Portal India
http://data.gov.in/
Indian government offers about 4K datasets from collected from about 50 departments for analysis.

Weather Data

OpenWeatherMap
http://openweathermap.org/
Free weather data and forecast. 10 million people access the data on this site every 10 minutes.

World Data

UNData
http://data.un.org/
Data search engine from the United Nations.

Government and Public Data
http://www.kdnuggets.com/datasets/government-local-public.html
Directory of government, federal, state, city, local and other public datasets.

Others – Data Repositories, Data Search Engines

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