Name Google Public Data Explorer
Source Google
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Description Google's Public Data Explorer provides public data and forecasts from a range of international organizations and academic institutions. The Google Public Data Explorer makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings. Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data. All of the datasets in the Public Data Explorer are provided by third-party data providers, such as international organizations, national statistical offices, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions. The Public Data Explorer uses some of the Trendalyzer technology, which is also used in the Motion Chart gadget found in the Google Visualization API and Google Docs. Google acquired the technology from the Gapminder Foundation in March 2007.
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Type Platform
Potential for reuse High
Open source Yes
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Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Partly
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published