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This post is to list out the available public datasets online that can be of great help while trying to learn/implement new concepts in analytics.

Websites

Public data catalogs, portals, and services

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) Public Data Sets, provides a centralized repository of public data sets that can be seamlessly integrated into AWS cloud-based applications.
  • Datacatalogs.org, open government data from US, EU, Canada, CKAN, and more.
  • DataMarket, visualize the world’s economy, societies, nature, and industries, with 100 million time series from UN, World Bank, Eurostat and other important data providers.
  • datamob, Public data put to good use.
  • Enigma, “Google for public data”, provides easy access to government, NGO, and other public domain datasets.
  • Freebase, a community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things.
  • Google Public Data, with dynamic visualization and exploration tools.
  • Knoema World Data Atlas, over 1000 indicators on all countries
  • National Government Statistical Web Sites, data, reports, statistical yearbooks, press releases, and more from about 70 web sites, including countries from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
  • Open Data Census, assesses the state of open data around the world.
  • Open Data Institute, catalyzing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value.
  • Socrata OpenData, provides social data discovery services for opening government, healthcare, energy, education, or environment data.
  • Visualing Data big collection of sites and services for accessing data.

Global, International, UN

  • The World Bank, a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe.
  • UN data, a data access system to UN databases
  • UNICEF statistics, data analysis and other data about UNICEF work.

USA

USA: Federal

USA: State, City, and Local

Canada

Europe

All Europe

  • Europeana Data: contains open metadata on 20 million texts, images, videos and sounds gathered by Europeana – the trusted and comprehensive resource for European cultural heritage content.
  • Eurostat: the leading provider of high-quality statistics on Europe.
  • OECD Data Lab: data visualizations and European data downloads.
  • PublicData.eu:, access to open, freely reusable datasets from local, regional and national public bodies across Europe.

France

Germany

Ireland

Russia

UK

India

Australia, NZ, and Pacific

  • Data.gov.au: Provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public datasets from the Australian Government.
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics: access to the full range of ABS statistical and reference information.
  • Wiki New Zealand: a collaborative website making data about New Zealand accessible for everyone.

 

Africa

  • Open Data for Africa: supporting statistical development in Africa as a sound basis for designing and managing effective development policies for reducing poverty on the continent.

Data APIs, Hubs, Marketplaces, Platforms, and Search Engines

  • AggData: aggregate data in 15+ categories, with a focus on location data, like Starbucks locations.
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) Public Data Sets: provides a centralized repository of public data sets that can be seamlessly integrated into AWS cloud-based applications.
  • Azure Data Marketplace (Microsoft)
  • BigML Azure Data Marketplace widget
  • CKAN: the world leading open-source data portal platform, aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.
  • data.com: Part of Salesforce.com, the source of D&B info and millions of contacts.
  • Datacatalogs.org: open government data from US, EU, Canada, CKAN, and more.
  • DataFerrett: a data mining tool that accesses and manipulates TheDataWeb, a collection of many online US Government datasets.
  • Datafiniti: comprehensive & accurate product, business, and property data.
  • DataHub.io: free data management platform from the Open Knowledge Foundation: publish, search, and get updates about data.
  • DataMarket: visualize the world’s economy, societies, nature, and industries, with 100 million time series from UN, World Bank, Eurostat and other important data providers.
  • DataProvider: crawls the web to create a database of information about companies.
  • DatastreamX: a global marketplace for commercial data, bringing together buyers and vendors of data onto one simple-to-use platform.
  • dataX: a collection of data sets curated and crowdsourced by CrowdAnalytix community of data scientists
  • Enigma: wants to be “Google for public data” and provide easy access to government, NGO, and other public domain datasets.
  • Exversion: search 100K+ datasets, consume them through one simple API or upload your own data to collaborate, publish, or share.
  • Factual: location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences.
  • Figshare: a platform for researchers: figures, datasets, media, papers, and presentations can be published in a citable, searchable, and shareable way.
  • Freebase:, a community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things.
  • GDELT: The Global Data on Events, Location, and Tone, described by Guardian as “a big data history of life, the universe, and everything.”
  • Google Public Data: with dynamic visualization and exploration tools.
  • Handshake: an app and a website that allows you to negotiate a price for your personal data directly with the companies that want to buy it.
  • InfoChimps: Data Marketplace and Big Data Platform
  • Knoema: provides statistical profiles, commodity prices, and other data for countries around the world.
  • Marinexplore.org: a platform to explore, discover, and share public ocean data.
  • Mode Analytics: a collaborative, easy-to-use platform for working with data, SQL code, visualizations, and results.
  • National Government Statistical Web Sites: data, reports, statistical yearbooks, press releases, and more from about 70 web sites, including countries from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
  • Open Data Census: assesses the state of open data around the world.
  • OpenData from Socrata: access to over 10,000 data sets including business, education, government, and fun.
  • OpenDataSoft: a cloud-based platform for seamless and unlimited data re-use.
  • OSDC: Open Science Data Cloud Repository: for very large public data sets of scientific interest.
  • Plotly: data and visualization platform, with tens thousands of datasets in science, academia, public policy, and business.
  • Tableau Public: free software for visualizing and sharing data
  • Quandl: a collaboratively curated portal to millions of financial and economic time-series datasets.
  • qunb: a platform to find and visualize quantitative data.
  • Visa Data: the power of the Visa Network delivered as an API.
  • Zanran, search the web for data and statistics.

Hope it helps! 🙂