From ICT4D Wiki

Gapminder is a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development. This is done in collaboration with universities, UN organisations, public agencies and non-governmental organisations. Gapminder is a Foundation registered at Stockholm county administration board (Länstyrelsen) (reg. nr. 802424-7721). It was founded by Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Hans Rosling on 25 February 2005, in Stockholm. Gapminder Foundation will advance software development that have been done earlier by the non-profit company Gapminder Ltd. Funding has been and is mainly by grants from Sida for the Trendalyzer project. Being a producer of global public goods Gapminder benefit from free and creative inputs from pilot-testers and other end-users in many institutions and organisations.



Trendalyzer Web is a forum for people interested in publishing and exchanging documents, mainly graphs produced with the free WDC2003 software.

WDC2003 is funded by Sida, the Swedish government agency for bilateral international development cooperation and powered by the TrendalyzerTM engine developed by Gapminder AB, a Malmoe based company.

A beta version of the software can be found here at Trendalyzer Web; use the search feature.

Visualizing World Development

Google has been working with the Gapminder foundation in Sweden, with money shooting in from a Swedish Dev agency called Sida to create a nice visually appealing system that turns boring world data into visually stimulating bubbles.

Google's Gapminder is a visually animated system that develops free non-profit information statistics. Google has helped put together this system so that users can have an enjoyable format to view boring data in. The information stored in the system has been collected from World Developments Indicators, and from the World Bank.

(last quote from theunofficialgoogleweblog)