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The World As Seen Through Books: Comparing the Internet Archive, HathiTrust, and Google Books Ngrams Collections

With the proliferation of cheap high-resolution digital imaging hardware and falling storage costs, mass digitization initiatives have gone mainstream, bringing…

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Mapping 212 Years of History Through Books

Kalev's latest Forbes piece includes an incredible new interactive animated zoomable map of 212 years of world history as seen through…

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What It Looks Like to Process 3.5 Million Books

While we'll be putting together a longer piece soon that goes into far more detail on how we processed the…

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Towards a Generalized Model of Media Fatigue: Vanuatu & Nepal

The results of our collaboration with IRIN to explore the effects of media fatigue in coverage of the April 24th,…

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IRIN News: The Nepal Earthquake at Three Months: Media Fatigue and Bias

In collaboration with IRIN News, on the three-month anniversary of the Nepal Earthquake, we wanted to explore what it looks like…

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Mapping the Geographic Networks of Global Refugee Flows

Today we unveil a visualization of global refugee flows as seen through the eyes of the world's press.  More precisely,…

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Mapping Greece Through the Eyes of the World

Today we unveil a map of the unfolding Greek crisis as seen through the eyes of the world's news media…

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A Network Diagram of Greece July 1-15

Using the sample GKG 2.0 BigQuery network query, the following visualization shows the network of the top 1,500 connections among…

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Linguistic Geography: Mapping the Languages of GDELT February-July 2015

We're excited to unveil a new visualization that showcases the power of GDELT's realtime machine translation of the world's local news…

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Mapping the Geography of GDELT: February-July 2015

We're excited to unveil a new visualization that showcases the incredible reach of GDELT 2.0.  The map below displays a…

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Mapping Global Protests Redux

Two years ago Pennsylvania State University doctoral student John Beieler put together an animated map of global protests over the…

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Mapping ISIS: Three Months of Global ISIS Narrative

In the latest addition to our map series using CartoDB, we plot all worldwide news coverage monitored by GDELT 2.0 from…

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Making Of: Mapping Three Months of Poaching, Drones, and Cyber

Despite being up less than 12 hours, we've already been getting some great feedback on our latest map series, which…

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GDELT Makes Cameo Appearance at Google I/O Afterparty

GDELT made a cameo appearance on one of the big screens at the Google I/O afterparty last week through a clip from…

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Mapping Media Geographic Networks: The News Co-occurrence Globe

Today we’re tremendously excited to unveil a long-awaited visualization that explores how the world’s news media groups countries into distinct…

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Mapping Three Months of IRIN's Coverage

In a similar vein to our past maps of A Week in the Life of the World's News Media and A…

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Mapping GDELT in CartoDB: A Tutorial – Part 2

The first part of this tutorial walked through the process of creating maps in CartoDB using the GDELT GKG GeoJSON…

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An Interactive Realtime Map of the World's News

Today we're incredibly excited to unveil an interactive realtime map of the world's news, updated every hour, as seen through the…

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Mapping 24 Hours in the Life of GDELT

Felipe Hoffa, Developer Advocate on big data at Google, put together this fantastic tutorial creating a heatmap of a day in…

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Mapping a Month of BBC vs the New York Times

Following in the footsteps of our last post, Mapping a Week in the Life of the World's News Media, we…

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Mapping A Week in the Life of the World's News Media

GDELT's ability to reach deeply into the geography of the world's local news media across 65 languages opens the door…

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World Bank Group Topical Taxonomy Now in GKG

We're excited to announce today that with the support of the World Bank Group we have incorporated the entire World…

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GDELT 2.0: Our Global World in Realtime

We are enormously excited to announce today the unveiling of the future of GDELT.  GDELT 2.0 debuts what we believe…

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Google Developer Group DevFestDC 2014

Kalev presented today at the Google Developer Group DevFest conference in Washington DC, DevFestDC 2014 on how the GDELT project makes use…