Places & Spaces XI 2015: Macroscope Video

This video offers a brief overview of interacting with one of the GDELT macroscopes that was selected as just one of four macroscopes to be featured in Iteration XI (2015): Macroscopes for Interacting with Science of the Places & Spaces Mapping Science exhibition.

VGKG 2.0 Now Includes Full Tag Specifier With Group Family

Based on fantastic feedback we've heard from many of you, today we've released an updated version of the VGKG 2.0 system that now embeds the complete identifier for each metadata tag. Previously only the root tag name was listed, which meant that when a tag existed in multiple metadata specifications or in multiple documents or […]

Charleston Library Opening Keynote

Kalev gave the opening keynote on Friday at the Charleston Conference in the stunning Gaillard Center performance hall in South Carolina, speaking about the evolving role of libraries in the emerging world of data intensive research. Learn More.

World Affairs 2016: 70 Years

Kalev spoke at World Affairs' 70th annual event in San Franciso last week on the evolving world of cyberwarfare and especially the concept of cyber first strike. Learn More.

Has Social Media Killed Free Speech?

Kalev's latest piece explores how the centralization of the web into a handful of social media walled gardens sets a dangerous precedent towards the restriction and potential destruction of free speech online. Read the Full Article.


Linwood Creekmore created this neat Python-based framework that pulls GDELT 1.0 and 2.0 data into Python Pandas and R dataframes using large numbers of parallel requests to the CSV files. Github Page. Pypi Page.

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. He gave two talks at the conference, one a brief "lightning round" preview and the second a full-length talk on the state of online news […]

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.