VGKG 2.0 Adds Cloud Vision Web Detect

We are tremendously excited to announce today that over the past 24 hours we have completed the integration of Google Cloud Vision API's new Web Detect capability into the GDELT Visual Knowledge Graph! Web Detect is a truly game-changing new capability for the VGKG in that, combined with our file metadata extraction, we can now estimate […]

Google Cloud Next 2017

Having spent the past week at Google's Cloud Next 2017 conference we've gotten some incredible ideas to bring back to GDELT – stay tuned for some really amazing new announcements coming over the next month!

Google Cloud Platform Podcast

Kalev was interviewed for today's Google Cloud Platform (GCP) podcast recapping Day 0 at Google Cloud Next. Learn More.

Google Cloud Next 2017 Inaugural Community Summit

Kalev spent the day today at the inaugural Google Cloud Next 2017 Community Summit, described as a gathering of "cloud insiders and developers alongside Google Cloud's engineering and executive leadership, plotting the future of cloud, un-conference style." We've come away with some incredible new ideas to bring back to GDELT, so stay tuned!

GDELT 2.0 APIs Coming Shortly!

We're excited to announce that starting in about a week we will begin rolling out the GDELT 2.0 APIs! These new APIs will support an incredible array of new capabilities, including for the first time making the Visual Knowledge Graph (VGKG) dataset available via API search as part of the new 2.0 Full Text API, allowing […]

Full Text Search API Migration To ElasticSearch Complete

We are happy to announce that earlier this afternoon we completed the final stages of the migration of the Full Text API to our new ElasticSearch infrastructure! No changes were made to functionality or interface and users should notice absolutely no difference other than the system being immensely faster now. Relevancy ranking should also be dramatically […]

GeoJSON API Migration To ElasticSearch

First announced in May 2015, our GeoJSON API has become an immensely popular way of visualizing and interacting with the geography of the global news media through GDELT. As part of our migration to our new ElasticSearch infrastructure, we will be slowly transitioning all of our legacy APIs to the new system before rolling out […]

Four Visualizations Exploring The Global Media Ecosystem

Four recent explorations showcase how GDELT, the largest open dataset ever created capturing the life of the world's media ecosystem, can be used to understand how the world's media functions and what it tells us of the world around us. They were even mentioned in the March 1st issue of the O'Reilly Data Newsletter!   Creating A […]

Map: Global Happiness In 2016

This new map repeats last year's map of global happiness using BigQuery and Carto to map global happiness in 2016 as seen through the eyes of the world's news media. Click on the map below to download the full resolution map or you can download the low resolution version.   TECHNICAL DETAILS To create the map, […]

Map: Using Google's Deep Learning AI To Geolocate Global News Imagery

Last March we released a map showcasing the deep learning-powered "visual geocoder" capability of Google's Cloud Vision API applied to 20 million images. Today GDELT's VGKG has grown to more than a quarter-billion images and we've created a new map to see what new insights a year's worth of data offers. This map is part […]

Did Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Coin The Phrase 'Fake News'?

As we argue about what exactly “fake news” is and how to fight it, we find that the phrase was born last century in the world of propaganda, but it was Mark Zuckerberg who entered it into our modern lexicon and President Trump who weaponized it into a media pejorative. On May 24, 2017 the […]