The Influence Mapper Blog

May - June Roundup: Thoughts and tools for & from the data practitioners

Stories and thoughts Fully Loaded: Inside the shadowy world of America’s 10 biggest gunmakers: Meet the moguls making a killing from gun sales in the USA “Their obscurity would seem unremarkable if we were talking about the biggest manufacturers of auto accessories or heating systems. But thes...

Posted 01 Jul 2016, Read more

Science Fair: Ojo Público compartirá cómo han abordado grandes retos tecnológicos para el periodismo de investigación

El próximo martes 5 de julio nos reuniremos con el team de Ojo Público, organización de periodismo de investigación de Perú, quienes conversarán con la comunidad de influence mapping sobre sobre uno de los proyectos que supuso un gran reto tecnológico para la organización. Se trata de Candidato...

Posted 16 Jun 2016, Read more

Science Fair: Ojo Publico and Graph Commons meet to share their experience on mapping power networks

On Tuesday, July 5th we will Hangout with the team of Ojo Público, an investigative journalism organization from Peru, who will share with the influence mapping community the process and results of one of the projects that meant a major technological challenge for the organization. Candidatos y ...

Posted 16 Jun 2016, Read more

April Roundup: Thoughts and tools for & from the data practitioners

Stories and thoughts Explore Panama Papers and its data model As you may know, you can now explore and find out who is behind almost 320,000 offshore companies and trusts from the Panama Papers investigation. The team also suggests how to use the database. Check out the graph data model used by...

Posted 20 May 2016, Read more

Science Fair de Mayo: Conoce nuevos recursos para analizar y visualizar redes de poder

El pasado Martes 24 nos reunimos nuevamente a compartir proyectos, herramientas y prototipos en torno al mapeo de influencias. Esta vez el Influence Mapping Group compartirá con la comunidad dos proyectos en los que ha estado trabajando durante este tiempo. El primero de ellos es el nuevo siti...

Posted 02 May 2016, Read more

May’s Science Fair: Find new resources to analyze and visualize power networks

Last Tuesday May 24th we gathered again to share projects, tools and prototypes around influence mapping. This time the Influence Mapping Group shared with the community two projects on which the groups has been working on these past months. The first one is the new website which will integrat...

Posted 02 May 2016, Read more

Onodo, an open source network analysis tool for non-tech users

Four years of experience on accountability and access to information has led Civio foundation to develop Onodo, a new open source tool that aims to facilitate network mapping and effective storytelling around relational information. David Cabo, Civio’s founder, talked about the process and key f...

Posted 30 Apr 2016, Read more

March Roundup: Panama Papers Special Report

Influence Mapping March Roundup Welcome again to our monthly roundup with stories around transparency and accountability, along with investigative journalism, studies and tools for the data practitioners.  This month we decided to do a special report on corporate transparency, tax evasion and maj...

Posted 17 Apr 2016, Read more

Science Fair / Marzo: Proyectos de El Universal Data & Feedback de dataviz por Gregor Aisch

El próximo martes 29 nos reuniremos nuevamente a compartir proyectos y herramientas en torno al mapeo de influencias en una edición especial de la Science Fair! Lilia Saúl y Daniela Guazo, de El Universal Data, presentarán sus proyectos especiales Las Cajas Negras del Gobierno y Viajes Transpa...

Posted 01 Mar 2016, Read more

March Science Fair: El Universal Data projects & Live feedback on dataviz by Gregor Aisch

Next Tuesday 29 we’ll gather again to share projects and tools around influence mapping in a special Science Fair edition! This Science Fair we’ll be joined by Gregor Aisch (@driven_by_data), graphics editor at The New York Times, who will kindly critique the visualizations of the members that...

Posted 01 Mar 2016, Read more

Influence Mapping February Roundup

Influence Mapping February Roundup Welcome again to our monthly roundup with stories around transparency and accountability, along with investigative journalism, studies and tools for the data practitioners.  Share your thoughts, needs, achievements and failures in our Google Group, hear about In...

Posted 25 Feb 2016, Read more

Create stories out of your network visualizations with the new Oligrapher

The LittleSis team is currently working on a new version of its visual maps tool, Oligrapher. In collaboration with groups from the Influence Mapping network, this new version will be much more easily deployable by other projects and will facilitate storytelling through story maps. Monitoring ...

Posted 08 Feb 2016, Read more

NarcoData's team on the design process for exposing organized crime

In the last Science Fair, we were joined by NarcoData’s Yosune Chamizo and Miguel Paz. Chamizo led the design process of the nine data visualization projects that were born from the collaboration between the Mexican Media Animal Político and the Chilean Influence Mapping Media, Poderopedia. Na...

Posted 08 Feb 2016, Read more

Influence Mapping January Roundup

Influence Mapping January Roundup Welcome again to our monthly roundup with stories around transparency and accountability, along with investigative journalism, studies and tools for the data practitioners.  Share your thoughts, needs, achievements and failures in our Google Group, hear about Inf...

Posted 01 Feb 2016, Read more

Science Fair: Civio presenta su nuevo proyecto de mapeo de influencias

Nuestra próxima Science Fair será protagonizada por Onodo, la plataforma abierta, replicable y colaborativa para el análisis de redes y relaciones creada recientemtente por el equipo de Civio. Basada en Quién Manda -un mapa del poder en España-, su objetivo es aplicar la experiencia aprendida ...

Posted 11 Jan 2016, Read more

Meet Onodo, the new influence mapping project from Civio

Our next online Science Fair will take place on January 19th, and will host the presentation of Onodo, “an open, replicable and collaborative platform to facilitate the analysis of networks and relationships in any field of knowledge”. The tool is based on the initial development of the project...

Posted 11 Jan 2016, Read more

Influence Mapping December Roundup

#STORIES AND INSIGHTS 41 years. $3 billion. Inside the Clinton donor network (Washington Post) A Washington Post investigation reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe. Their fundraising met...

Posted 21 Dec 2015, Read more

Science Fair de Diciembre: Hangout con los Narcodata Influence Mappers + Dataset de Personas de Interés

Conoce más de este inédito proyecto de periodismo de datos que plasma mediante visualizaciones interactivas, información estructurada y videos, la historia reciente del narcotráfico en el país azteca. NarcoData narra el surgimiento de los cárteles, sus líderes, los conflictos entre grupos, su e...

Posted 11 Dec 2015, Read more

December Science Fair: Meet the Narcodata Influence Mappers + PEP's Database Prototype

Next Friday 18th, the team behind the recently launched NarcoData will be talking about their project around organized crime and drug trafficking in Mexico. “The Mexican state has failed in giving its citizens accurate, updated, and systematic information about the fight against organized cr...

Posted 11 Dec 2015, Read more

Science Fair: Public spending in EU and Who is Who in Mexican Power

[caption id=”attachment_486” align=”aligncenter” width=”1090”] “Negocios en el Caribe: las ‘offshore’ de los grupos de poder del Perú” (Ojo Publico, Who is Who Wiki Collaboration)[/caption] Science Fair aims to share projects, ideas and prototypes in which the Influence Mapping community is work...

Posted 03 Dec 2015, Read more

Influence Mapping November Roundup

#STORIES AND THOUGHTS The streets of Paris are as familiar to me as the streets of Beirut (Global Voices) “These have been two horrible nights of violence. The first took the lives of over 40 in Beirut; the second took the lives of over 120 people and counting in Paris. It also seems clear to me...

Posted 17 Nov 2015, Read more

What tech do investigative journalists and researchers need?

Last September a group of researchers and investigative journalists and technologists working on tools to support them gathered to talk about how to better address their challenges. On this infographics we summarize some of the most relevant user needs around entities: finding data, discovering r...

Posted 12 Nov 2015, Read more

User needs on influence mapping around Latin America

[caption id=”attachment_435” align=”aligncenter” width=”960”] via Abre Latam[/caption] This Guest Post is from Andrés Snitcofsky (@rusosnith), graphic designer behind Cargografías, a visualization that shows the politicians careers in a easy-to-read timeline. I had the opportunity to be part ...

Posted 06 Nov 2015, Read more

Next Science Fair: Public spending in EU and Power structures in México

Next Tuesday, we'll gather again to talk about amazing influence mapping projects around the world. This time, Eduard Martín-Borregón, Who’s Who Wiki Coordinator, will be showing us their project around power structures and elites in Mexico and Latin America and Adriana Homolova will talk about ...

Posted 05 Nov 2015, Read more

Welcome to our first roundup!

We will be sharing some interesting stories around transparency, privacy, power mapping, investigative journalism and useful resources for influence mapping projects and transparency-mapping practitioners. With this effort, we at the Influence Mapping project hope to bring together resources and...

Posted 20 Oct 2015, Read more

Kayak.com for Social Network Data: The Influence Mapping Community Tackles Its Interoperability and Usability Problems

We’ve submitted a project to the Knight News Challenge that seeks to make projects around social network mapping tools better connected, more trustworthy, more communicative to users, and easier to use for everybody. Read more about it here and give some ♥! In one sentence, describe your id...

Posted 14 Oct 2015, Read more

Linkurious, a web-based graph data visualization tool for investigative journalism

[caption id=”attachment_361” align=”aligncenter” width=”638”] Transparency Report Network: The Wikimedia Foundation and the lobbies specialized in the information society.[/caption] By 2012, Sébastien Heymann, CEO of Linkurious, started working on a network visualization tool with the goal of ex...

Posted 30 Sep 2015, Read more

Map of Media and Media Ownership: Who is who in the media industry in Chile and Colombia

via GIPHY Originally posted in Poderopedia The Poderopedia Map of Media and Media Ownership will be publicly announced next Thursday September 10th. The Map of Media and Media Ownership is the largest database of News Organizations, Owners and Executives of Media in Chile and Colombia. It wa...

Posted 04 Sep 2015, Read more

Help us develop the Influence Mapping Toolbox

We’re very excited to announce that the iilab team will be working with the Influence Mapping community. They will be developing the “Influence Mapping Toolbox”, a resource which will help both newcomers and experienced mappers get started, learn and achieve their influence mapping goals. iila...

Posted 14 Aug 2015, Read more

Third Science Fair: Latin American mapping projects lead the fair

Science Fair aims to share projects, ideas and prototypes in which the Influence Mapping community is working. It addresses the challenges they are facing in their development and also in reaching their users. Our last session focused on two Latin American mapping projects: Nodemapper and Cargo...

Posted 06 Aug 2015, Read more