OpenGazettes – Digitising Government Gazettes For A Data-driven Age

OpenCorporates is thrilled to announce the launch of a new project: OpenGazettes - which will open up government gazettes, aggregating them across multiple countries and enabling  powerful searches into the unstructured and rich seam of corporate events information contained in them. With a 300 year-old legacy Gazettes are generally recognized as the public record for … Continue reading OpenGazettes – Digitising Government Gazettes For A Data-driven Age

Introducing OpenCorporates Advanced Search – more powerful than ever before

We’re proud to announce that there is now a more powerful way to search for company data on OpenCorporates. With now over 87 million companies in OpenCorporates, there are frequently many similarly named companies, and it can be sometimes a challenge to find the correct one. Well, now we’ve taken a significant step in solving this … Continue reading Introducing OpenCorporates Advanced Search – more powerful than ever before

Understanding corporate networks. Part 4: how we record the data

In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series, we explored the complex world of corporate control, and how it is described in various regulations. We found that a company may control other companies in many different ways, from majority and minority share holdings to contractual relationships. At OpenCorporates we believe corporate control data is the cornerstone of a … Continue reading Understanding corporate networks. Part 4: how we record the data

Open company data on the rise: featuring G8, World Bank, EITI…

This month has been a good month for open corporate data, with a number of significant developments, all of them positive, and OpenCorporates is proud to have played a significant part in many of them. First, and perhaps most exciting for us has been the launch of the Open Company Data Index, supported by the World Bank … Continue reading Open company data on the rise: featuring G8, World Bank, EITI…

Major Milestone: Over 50 million companies (& a sneak peak at the future)

TLDR: OpenCorporates smashes through the 50 million companies mark, and starts work mapping corporate networks. We're pleased to announce that this weekend we smashed through the 50 million companies mark, with the addition of Thailand, West Virginia and several smaller territories (e.g. Dubai). At last count (it's changing every hour), we had 50,955,988 companies in 68 jurisdictions. That's … Continue reading Major Milestone: Over 50 million companies (& a sneak peak at the future)

Guest Post: Data Sketching With the OpenCorporates API

Tony Hirst, a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Systems at The Open University, and author of the OUseful.info blog has been using the OpenCorporates API for some time. Here's a review of some of his experiments. Looking back over my datajunkie notes, I may only have been using the OpenCorporates API since March … Continue reading Guest Post: Data Sketching With the OpenCorporates API

Stop Press: UK to open up company director information

This just in: UK Companies House has just announced that access to company appointments data will be free of charge from October 1. This is fantastic news and moves the UK closer to the fully free situation of New Zealand, for example, and means that OpenCorporates will be soon be including millions of UK directors, to … Continue reading Stop Press: UK to open up company director information