We live in a corporate world – companies are involved with everything we do, yet the disparity between the availability of personal and company information is striking. We see the timeline of significant (and not so significant) events of our friends in social network feeds every day. Yet it’s extraordinarily difficult to do the same for the companies that we work for, buy from, do business with, help craft our laws via lobbying, and generally influence our lives in multiple ways.
OpenCorporates has always been about providing a better understanding of the corporate world, so it’s essential that we can talk about companies in terms that most people already know.
We're constantly carrying out work that helps improve & enhance our company data. Some of our recent small changes don't warrant a full blog post, so here's a list of some newsworthy updates that we've made recently.
This is the second of our behind-the-scenes series of data-focused blog posts intended to help explain what happens when we introduce a new company jurisdiction to OpenCorporates. In the previous blog post we discussed how we find new sources of company data & choose the most appropriate one. In this, Part 2, we’re covering Analysis … Continue reading From company register to standardized open data, our processes explained – Part 2: Analysis
The addition of Ukraine to OpenCorporates marks a couple of minor milestones - it’s the 125th jurisdiction, and we’ve now passed 135 million companies too. The data for Ukraine comes from its company register, Uniform State Register of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Public Associations (USR), published as open data in XML format by National … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Ukraine (1,526,000 companies)
Enfin! Back in January 2017, OpenCorporates quietly started publishing France company data in "beta" mode. We're now formally announcing it after completing further work to allow us to process daily updates. It is thanks to the persistence, effort, and hard-work from open data advocates both inside and outside government that French companies are now available as open … Continue reading New jurisdiction: France (10 million companies)
With just under 1.4 million companies, Greece becomes OpenCorporate’s 124th jurisdiction. This data comes from Greece’s General Electronic Commercial Registry (GECR), known locally as Γ.Ε.ΜΗ. or GEMI. Data attributes Some details of the fields available in OpenCorporates in this dataset: Company Number Company Name Alternative Name - Trading Name Company Type Current Status Registered Address … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Greece (1,365,000 companies)