Data Sources

  1. DataMarket – Find and understand data.

  2. The Data Hub – The easy way to get, use and share data.

  3. Knoema – Your personal knowledge highway.

  4. WorldMap – Explore, visualize and publish geographic information.

  5. Get the Data – Ask and answer data questions.

  6. Influence Explorer – Provides overviews of political influence data for politicians.

  7. US Census Bureau – Measures America (people, places, economy).

  8. – A comprehensive list of open data catalogs.

  9. Freebase – An entity graph of people, places and things from Google.

  10. World Bank Data – The world at a glance (key development indicators).

  11. Data360 – Telling compelling and data-driven stories.

  12. Number Of – You ask, they count.

  13. Gallup – Public opinion polls.

  14. EveryBlock – Uncovers info on large cities contained in government databases.

  15. Daytum – Helps you collect, organize and communicate your everyday data.

  16. Google Public Data – Filter and animate data sets from around the world.

  17. Gapminder – Displays time series of development statistics for all countries.

  18. Munterbund – Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays.

  19. Occupy Tweets: R-Shief has been collecting a number of #occupy tags since September 2011. CSVs of the collected data and R-Shief’s analytics are available for download here:
    username: rshief
    psw: occupy

  20. #F29 Tweets Direct download file with occupy tweets February 29, 2012

  21. OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS): data set with more than 5,000 responses gathered from occupiers across the country and internationally; demographics, political participation, media use, open ended questions about motivations, and more. 1. Explanation of the methods and the dataset: Preliminary Findings: Occupy Research Demographic and Political Participation Survey 2. 3. 4. the same dataset, with mnemonic

  22. Occupy Oakland Serves the People: Face to face survey of 81 participants, 236 online survey respondents.

  23. Occupy Directory: The Directory is an open-source listing of all known Occupation sites maintained by the community. Data is available in CSV, RSS, json, Atom. More information:

  24. Occupy Data datastore: The datastore contains links to data sets, raw CSV, and PDFs for datasets on occupy-related themes such as inequality, corruption, and the financial crisis:

  25. Video – R-Sheif and LIPTV  have created Occupy Video, a Vimeo Group. They have uploaded their video for others to use and mash up. Join and add your video.

  26. OccupyMap Reports –  described as “real time reports from Occupy actions worldwide and help to create an archive of the moment-by-moment history of the Occupy movement.”

  27. User Locations:  This is a spatial dataset of users who registered on and selected a location on the map.  At approx 16,000 records – it represents location information for a small sample of registered users. The data is in shapefile format but can be easily converted to KML, GeoJSON, etc.  OWSUserMap.shp

  28. DHS surveillance documents of Occupy: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitored the Occupy Wall Street movement, providing agency officials with threat assessments, regular updates about protests taking place throughout the country, responding to internal requests for intelligence on the group and mining Twitter and other social media for information about Occupy’s activities, according to hundreds of pages of internal documents DHS released to Truthout in response to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. DHS docs at:

  29. LittleSis (opposite of Big Brother) is s a free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government. 23,173 organizations, 68,340 people, and 370,372 connections between them. As of 2011, this dataset powers, through their API the great UI at

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  31. BizVizz – app and API containing tax rates, political contributions (via Influence Explorer), and subsidy data for 280 Fortune 500 companies with consumer-facing brands.

  32. Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Searchable database archiving US television news coverage from 1968 until today. NBC newscasts available online from 1968 until today, CNN from 1990’s until now. Brief descriptions provided for ABC, CBS newscasts, but no video (at physical archive only).