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TimeMapper: Rwanda

With today being the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, we've received a number of requests for visualizations and…

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Understanding Megacities

Megacities will play an outsized role in global politics and national stability over the coming decades with some estimates suggesting…

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Frank 2014: Forecasting Society from the Global Heartbeat

Kalev spoke at Frank 2014 at the University of Florida. Watch The Video.

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Networking The World's Newsmakers

Perhaps one of the GDELT Analysis Service's most eagerly-awaited new visualizations is its Global Knowledge Graph Network Visualizer, which allows…

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Geographic Networks: Contextualizing Relationships in Space

Perhaps the most famous visualizations from Culturomics 2.0 were the geographic networks that illustrated how the geography of the world…

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Timelines of Countries and of Themes

One of the first requests from early previews of the Timeline Visualization tool was the ability to plot countries and…

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Timelining Tone: Visualizing Emotional Timelines

Emotion has become an increasingly powerful lens through which to explore the world, as a growing literature demonstrates the ability…

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Visualizing the Timelines of Conflict

The concept of time is at once one of the most basic dimensions through which to understand and visualize conflict,…

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Heatmapping Hotspots: The New Heatmapper Visualization

One of the most-requested features for the new GDELT Analytics Service has been the addition of GIS-friendly export file formats…

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Expediting Extraction and Exporting: GDELT Event and GKG Exporter Tools

The massive size of GDELT's data archives can make it difficult to extract just the subset of data you need…

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Introducing the GDELT Analysis Service

Today we are extraordinarily excited to announce a spectacular new addition to the GDELT family: the GDELT Analysis Service! This…

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TimeMapper: Visualize The Pulse of Our Global World

One of the most exciting announcements that will be coming shortly to GDELT is a fundamental new way of working…

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Washington Post Features GDELT's World Leader Word Clouds

The Washington Post featured GDELT's new gallery of "world leader word clouds", including a great analysis by reporter Adam Taylor…

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New York Times features GDELT

The New York Times' Sunday print edition featured a whole paragraph about GDELT and how it is powering the study…

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Making a World Leader "Word Cloud"

A key focus of GDELT in 2014 is on how to make its incredibly vast and rich datasets easier to…

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Mapping Violence and Protests in Nigeria

As the world's media outlets run round-the-clock coverage of masked soldiers facing off against besieged Ukrainian military outposts in Crimea,…

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Mapping Spatial Trends in Violence in Afghanistan Using GIS

As GDELT is increasingly finding pilot use in operational trend detection contexts, we have been receiving a growing number of…

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R package GDELTtools v1.2 released

GDELTtools is a package for the R statistical package that makes it easy to download all or some of the…

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Pew Report: Digital Life in 2025

Kalev was one of the experts asked to provide his views on the future of the internet for Pew Research's…

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Using GDELT for Atrocity Early Warning

The rising use of GDELT in contexts such as conflict early warning and emerging atrocities forecasting brings with it the…

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LA Times Features SyFy Reality Series Opposite Worlds

GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru created the revolutionary sentiment analysis technology behind the SyFy channel's flagship new reality series, Opposite Worlds, which…

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The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

Kalev's Culturomics 2.0 research is featured in Patrick Tucker's new book, "The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That…

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A Visualization of Protests in the Americas, 2007-2013

The global economic downturn, which began roughly in 2007, has sparked new debates on the future of global capitalism around…

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New GDELT server hits 33,000 downloads in first week!

We are incredibly honored and excited to announce that in just its first week of existence, the new GDELT download…