Tuesday, April 12, 2016

GDELT (Global Dataset on Events, Location and Tone)

From Manacorda and Tesei (2016):
"an open-access database that, through an automated coding of newswires, collects information on the occurrence and location of political events, including protests, worldwide. The dataset contains an average of 8.3 millions fully geo-coded records of daily events per year for the entire world, although the number of observations increases considerably over time. For each event the data report the exact day of occurrence and precise location (latitude and longitude of the centroid) at the level of city or landmark."
Used by Manacorda and Tesei (2016) to measure the location of protests in Africa.

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