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The Data Observatory is a collection of data sources with varying licenses and terms of use. We have endeavored to find you data that will work for the broadest set of use-cases. The following third-party data sources are used in the Data Observatory, and we have included the links to the terms governing their use.

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Name Terms link
Australian Bureau of Statistics DataPacks
Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
Censo Demográfico of the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) Statistics are provided by the federal Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), many of which are reproduced from another source. Some series are regularly updated, others are not. Licensing information is similar to CC-BY, allowing copying and reuse, but requiring attribution.
Consumer Data Research Centre
El Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) The National Statistics Institute (INE) of Spain includes data from multiple sources. If you are re-using their data, they explicitly require that you reference them accordingly
EuroGraphics EuroGlobalMap

This product includes Intellectual Property from European National Mapping and Cadastral Authorities and is licensed on behalf of these by EuroGeographics. Original product is available for free at Terms of the license available at
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía The National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI) of Mexico requires credit be given to INEGI as an author
National Center for Geographic Information (CNIG)
National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE)
Natural Earth
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Scotland’s Census Data Warehouse by National Records of Scotland
Spielman & Singleton
Statistics Canada Census of Population 2011
Statistics Canada National Household Survey 2011
Who’s on First
Zillow Home Value Index This data is “Aggregate Data”, per the Zillow Terms of Use