The Datasets Of GDELT

Geographic FeatureID To Common Name Crosswalk

In support of its global geocoding efforts, GDELT maintains gazetteers containing several hundred million names for locations on earth across all of the languages it monitors. These range from myriad transliterations and common name variants to inflected and localized forms. When it records a geographic mention in the GKG or EVENTS databases, GDELT stores the […]


Mapping Sexual And Gendered Violence Across The World 2015-2016

Following the template laid out in our BigQuery+UDF One Minute Maps, today we unveil a map that offers a glimpse into global violence against women and sexual violence. Each dot on the map represents a location with at least 25 articles discussing violence against women or sexual violence from February 2015 through October 17, 2016. […]


VGKG 2.0 Metadata Stats At 2 Weeks

In the two weeks since the new Visual Knowledge Graph 2.0 (VGKG 2.0) debuted, it has been incredibly exciting to watch the statistics of what it is able to compute about the world's images. In particular, extracting all of the embedded metadata fields hidden in each image file is offering a fascinating enhanced look at […]


VGKG 2.0 Released

We are incredibly excited to announce today the release of Version 2.0 of the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG), powered by Google's Cloud Vision API! With the release of VGKG 2.0, the original 1.0 data streams will continue to be available and your existing workflows will continue to work without interruption. With the release […]


WorldAffairs 2016

Kalev will be speaking at WorldAffairs 2016 in San Francisco next month, joining an incredible cast of luminaries from across the globe. Learn More.


2016 Charleston Library Conference

Kalev is giving a plenary address at the 2016 Charleston Library Conference in November titled "Reimagining Our World At Planetary Scale: The Big Data Future Of Our Libraries." Learn More.


Websearch University

Kalev spoke at Websearch University today to an audience of search professionals from the commercial, academic and governmental space on how the evolving online world, the rise of "big data", the closing walled gardens of social media and the capabilities of modern AI systems are fundamentally altering the search landscape. Learn More.


Analysing World Events Using the GDELT dataset and Google BigQuery

Ali Niknejad of the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London will be speaking at the Research Software Engineers (RSE) conference at the Museum of Science and Industry next week about their work on using GDELT to explore global events such as the risk of strikes at international ports. Learn More.

GDELT: World’s largest event dataset now publicly available in Google BigQuery

Announcing Partitioned GDELT BigQuery Tables

As GDELT has grown to truly extraordinary scale, the sheer magnitude of all of that data has made it increasingly difficult to query and interact with. The GDELT 1.0 Events table now contains 400 million records and is 144GB in size, the GDELT 2.0 GKG table contains 353 million records totaling 3.6TB, the GDELT 2.0 EventMentions […]


Independent Candidates Added To Television Candidate Tracker

It is truly incredible and humbling to be able to create tools that are used all over the world. While created as a simple pilot test, our Television Candidate Tracker has become the defacto standard for tracking television coverage of the 2016 US presidential campaign, used by news outlets and researchers across the entire world. That massive user […]


Visual GKG To Be First GDELT Gen 3 Release

We're tremendously excited to announce that the first new system of the forthcoming GDELT Generation 3 release will be coming shortly in the form of a massively upgraded Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG)! Over the next few weeks the new VGKG will come online with a host of new features including EXIF support and perceptual hashing. […]