Web Summit And Building Bridges Across Geography And Technology

Conferences like Web Summit that bridge the technical and non-technical worlds, combining the people who build technological tools with the world changers who use them and the policymakers that govern them spanning 170 countries remind us of the power of bringing the world together. Read The Full Article.

Announcing GDELT Summary

Since the launch of the GDELT DOC 2.0 and GEO 2.0 APIs earlier this year, they've become developer staples for building tools that can gaze across the entire planet, seamlessly bridging geography and language to watch the world in realtime. Yet, as these APIs have found their way into an ever-growing number of communities of […]

SEG 2017: Public Perception Of Fracking

Kalev Leetaru and Hannes Leetaru presented a poster on "Public Perception of Fracking" at the "2017 SEG/SPE Workshop on injection-induced seismicity – intersection of evolving science and regulation" held in Dallas, Texas from November 6-8, 2017. View The Poster.

Web Summit 2017 This Week

Kalev will be speaking this week at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal at noon on November 8th. Billed as "the largest tech conference in the world," "the best tech conference on the planet" and "Davos for geeks," the conference sees more than 60,000 attendees from over 160 countries. Speakers include a who's who of […]

The Palm Oil Industry: Visualized through Big Data

This study coauthored with Gabriel Thoumi uses data from Bloomberg and other financial databases, a set of PERL scripts and Gephi to visualize the board membership and shareholder networks of the Southeast Asian palm oil and agricultural industry. Two interactive network visualizations allow you to drill down and understand the web of connections governing the […]

GDELT Passes One Billion Articles Processed

We're incredibly excited to announce that GDELT recently passed an incredible milestone: more than one billion global news articles processed. That's in addition to more than one million American television news shows and just over 337 million global news images processed. With the launch of GDELT 3.0 later this year and a massive new portfolio […]

GDELT + Internet Archive = 5.4 Billion URLs And 221TB Of News Content Preserved

In August 2014 GDELT joined the Internet Archive's "No More 404" program to provide a live stream of global news content from local sources in local languages across the world. To date using this feed the Internet Archive has now preserved 5,376,796,849 distinct URLs totaling 221TB of at-risk global news content for perpetuity. We're incredibly excited […]

NPM gdelt-toolkit 0.3.1

James Conkling has released version 0.3.1 of an NPM interface to GDELT. Learn More – NPM Website. Learn More – GitHub.