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

Crunching the numbers on Open XBRL Accounts Data

It’s been 4 months since we started importing UK company accounts data as XBRL (a worldwide standard format that allows company accounts to be easily readable by computers), thanks to the groundbreaking work by UK Companies House, who followed on from previous open data releases and published them as open data. Now that we have over … Continue reading Crunching the numbers on Open XBRL Accounts Data

Another UK company data milestone: Accounts as open data

Update: In record time we've starting importing Companies House XBRL data, and extracting the key financial figures from it (you can also click through to the underlying accounts themselves). It will take a few days for this to appear on all filing companies (about 60% of companies have filed XBRL accounts): This morning at 10am, … Continue reading Another UK company data milestone: Accounts as open data

3 reasons why the EU’s new Business Vocabulary is so important

This weekend, the EU published its public draft of its Business Vocabulary (along with Person and Location), to help make it easier for organisations within Europe, including governments themselves, to exchange information relating to companies. Now if I haven't already lost your attention, I think this is pretty important, and not just those who handle … Continue reading 3 reasons why the EU’s new Business Vocabulary is so important

Building a global database the open, distributed way

When we started OpenCorporates it was to solve a real need that we and a number of other people in the open data community had: whether it's Government spending, subsidy info or court cases, we needed a database of corporate entities to match against, and not just for one country either. But we knew from … Continue reading Building a global database the open, distributed way

OpenCorporates March update: more companies, more data, more features

The past few months have been pretty busy at OpenCorporates, with literally hundreds of commits, improvements, bugfixes and tweaks. The underlying search has been improved (with more improvements planned), we're now pulling in more data about companies, and we've added more countries too. ...Or rather, we've added more jurisdictions, as it's not just countries that … Continue reading OpenCorporates March update: more companies, more data, more features

Netherlands companies now added to OpenCorporates

PRESS RELEASE, January 13, 2010 Over 2 million Netherlands companies added to OpenCorporates thanks to openkvk.nl In a groundbreaking collaboration between OpenCorporates.com, the Open Database of the Corporate World, and openkvk.nl, the website which makes the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel, KvK) easy to query, over 2,100,000 Netherlands companies have been added to … Continue reading Netherlands companies now added to OpenCorporates