Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ola Rosling of Google at Gov 2.0 Summit

Ola Rosling, of Google and co-founder of shows us what the tools he is building can do with government data to see change over time, telling a remarkable, dynamic story in the process.

Ola Rosling co-founded the Gapminder Foundation and led the development of Trendalyzer, a software that converts time series statistics into animated, interactive and comprehensible graphics. The aim of his work is to promote a fact-based world view through increased use and understanding of freely accessible public data. In March 2007, Google acquired the Trendalyzer software, where Ola and his team are now scaling up their tools and making them freely available for any individual or organization to use for analyzing and visualizing data. He is leading the efforts of the Google's Public Data set project and gave a wonderful presentation at the Gov 2.0 Summit.