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 […]

Dodging The Memory Hole: Archiving Online News

Kalev presented today at "Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News" on the UCLA campus about GDELT's collaboration with the Internet Archive to preserve the world's online news media. Learn More.

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.

Smithsonian Covers Twitter Social Activism

Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Kalev for an article out this month on how Black Lives Matter and other social activism groups are making use of Twitter to organize and spread their word. Read The Full Article.