GDELT is a new CAMEO-coded data set
containing more than 200-million geolocated events with global coverage for 1979 to the present. The
primary author is Kalev Leetaru at the University of Illinois
Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The data are based on a variety of
international news sources coded using the TABARI system for events and additional
software for location and tone and is updated daily. The active site is here
Well, can't say we are at the lolcats level, but GDELT is beginning to go viral. Here are some Links
Please send any other suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org: no guarantees that this will be completely up to date but I will try.
- Jay Yonamine, Penn State. March 2013
- Philip Schrodt and Kalev Leetaru. GDELT: Global Data on Events, Location and Tone, 1979-2012 (International Studies Association 2013)
- John Beieler, Penn State.How Do I GDELT?: Subsetting and Aggregating the GDELT Dataset. Tutorial. 4 April 2013
- David Masad, George Mason Getting started with GDELT. Tutorial and event count visualizations.
- Joshua Keating, Foreign Policy "War of Ideas" blog. What can we learn from the last 200 million things that happened in the world?. 10 April 2013
- Jay Ulfelder, dartthrowingchimp blog. The Future of Political Science Just Showed Up 10 April 2013
- Simon Rogers, The Guardian DataBlog. GDELT: a big data history of life, the universe and everything. 12 April 2013
- Rolf Fredheim, Cambridge. Mapping the GDELT data (and some Russian protests, too). Geospatial and network visualizations.
- Will Moore, Florida State. Excitement about GDELT and some Personal Intellectual History 11 April 2013
- Alex Hanna, Wisconsin. GDELT and social movements 11 April 2013
- John Beieler, Penn State. GDELT, Big Data, and Theory 12 April 2013
- Philip Schrodt, asecondmouse blog. GDELT: Global Data on Events, Location and Tone, 1979-2012 15 April 2013
- Rolf Fredheim, Cambridge. Big geo-data visualisation. 34-years of Russian interaction networks, along with some well-taken cautions about false positives in the data. 18 April 2013.
- David Masad, George Mason Mapping with GDELT. Some of Fredheim's event count visualizations using Python. 20 April 2013
- Jay Ulfelder, dartthrowingchimp blog. Road-Testing GDELT as a Resource for Monitoring Atrocities. 2 May 2013
- Philip Schrodt, asecondmouse blog. Seven Remarks on GDELT. 3 May 2013
- Douglas Heaven, New Scientist. World's largest events database could predict conflict. 13 May 2013
- Peter Aldhous, New Scientist. Visualization of Syria conflict using GDELT. 13 May 2013