Our World in Data
How open data is used:
The publications are presented in terms of charts and texts that are produced based on open data. Through interactive data visualizations we can see how the world has changed; by summarizing the scientific literature we can understand why.
- Company: Global Change Data Lab, a registered charity in England and Wales
- Sector: All
- Product/Service: Website
- Tag: #Poverty; #Disease; #Hunger; #Climate change; #War; #Existential risks; #Inequality
- Origin: England
This website is a project of the Global Change Data Lab, a registered charity in England and Wales. It publishes research and data that address the largest global problems and powerful changes reshaping our world. 3620 charts across 297 topics have been published on the website. Visualizations and texts are licensed under CC BY, and the data is available for download. The website also develops its own data visualization and database tool: The Our World in Data-Grapher, which is completely open sourced and available on GitHub.
To make knowledge on big problems, which is often stored in inaccessible databases, locked away behind paywalls and buried under jargon in academic papers, become accessible and understandable.