The World Bank has made its data catalog API available to developers as part of its open data initiative. In response, Geo.me is pleased to add this to our growing collection of visualisations that use open data.
The application below is a starting point. It uses various elements of Google's Visualisation API to pull in more than 1,000 available data indicators and render them on an interactive map. Data sets are currently available from years 1960-2008.
To get going, select a year and click on one of the data topics listed below. A second table showing the individual data indicators available under that topic will then appear. Click on the required topic and an interactive map will be generated via a call to the World Bank API.
Please note: this newly-released API currently has a usage restriction of 5,000 calls per API key per day. If this limit has been reached, a message will be shown below.
Geo.me Solutions builds web-based software applications that map data. To see what else we're doing with open data, take a look at our Open Data pages and Demo Showcase. To find out more about our web-based location intelligence tools, including ways we can map your own business data, please contact us.