I have tried to compile a list of interesting datasets. I very much do not feel the need to pay for data, hence all this data is freely available on the net. In case you come across a data site that is listed below and is paid please leave a comment.
Most of my time is spent cleaning the data and bringing it into a state where i can use it in a visualization. Most of the time data is not in the best format. In case i have spent sometime fixing and cleaning the data you will be able to download it using google drive.
|Country||Topic||Link to the viz||Link to the website||Notes|
|USA||Census||NA||Data USA||has limited data but very interesting.|
|Economic||NA||FRED data||Very well managed data. provides charts, and API service. Covers most of the economic data and indicators.|
|USA||General||Website has some cool visualizations generated using the open data.||New York City Data||Very well managed data. provides charts, and API service. Covers most of the economic data and indicators.|
|USA||Violence||NA||Gun Violence||Data can be downloaded as a csv file.|
|USA||Violence||NA||Gun Violence_2||Data set since 1982|
|India||General||NA||Open Government Data||Lot of data is outdated but has some very interesting dataset|
|World||General||NA||Maps||A good collection of SVG maps|
|World||Income Inequality||Article/viz||WID||Provides an easy way to acess the database and generate visualization|
- data is plural: Many of the data sites listed here are thanks to this wonderful weekly email i receive.