We present galkin, a novel compilation of kinematic measurements tracing the rotation curve of our Galaxy together with a tool to treat the data. The compilation is optimised to Galactocentric radii between 3 and 20 kpc and includes the kinematics of gas, stars and masers in a total of 2780 measurements carefully collected from almost four decades of literature. A simple, user-friendly tool is provided to select, treat and retrieve the full database.
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- Dark matter;
- Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- Description of out-of-the-box public tool to treat data compilation first used in Nature Physics 11, 245-248 (2015). Please cite SoftwareX and Nature Physics papers together. Refer to https://github.com/galkintool/galkin for source code and additional information