Services

Data-capture

We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.

Data-cleaning

We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

Visualization apps

We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.

Algorithms

We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

Web specials

We develop interactive web specials based on data. The specials have different visual components to guide your readers. See examples of our specials.

About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Andrea Cervera

Journalist responsible for writing articles, provide investigative support and community manager.

Ana Hernández

Mathematician and expert in R programming language. She has collaborated for various projects such as Infraestructura Visible and in the development of visualization tools.

Contact

AbreLatam received Datasketch's Urbano project

September 12, 2017

Datasketch-Urbano continues to talk, this time within the framework of the fifth version of Abrelatam that took place from August 23 to 25 in San José de Costa Rica.

 

Doodle-Urban Shelf in the Park San Jose Costa Rica, August 25, 2017.

 

The Datasketch-Urbano project demonstrated, once again, that more creative, sensitive and lasting interaction with data is viable through physical visualizations.

 

Urbano is a project that consists of delivering materials such as wool, chalks, adhesive vinyls, scissors, colored ribbons to groups of citizens or individuals, so that public spaces can be intervened with data.

 

In this version, we had the opportunity to take part in the Parque España in San José de Costa Rica, where the AbreLatam-Condatos 2017 event was held. Here are some of the results of this exercise:

 

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This group proposed to visualize the graphic of children's violence by gender making dolls alluding to boys and girls, dividing the proportions of violence by gender by color. As an interesting detail, it was awarded the pink color to the children and the blue to the girls.

 

 

This fever sought to visualize the number of victims of the war in Colombia in each presidential period in the last 50 years. It is interesting how the moment when the peace agreements are signed.

 

This group decided to visualize the graph of the Latin American country with more active users in Facebook. The result: a cell phone that shows bars of different colors with different proportions, the country with the most users is Brazil.

 

 

This group plotted the rates of intrafamily violence in Costa Rica, dividing the percentages by physical, psychological and sexual violence.

 

 

What surprised us most about this edition was the creativity of the attendees, who not only did not fit the models delivered but proposed different visualizations based on their own data.

Undoubtedly, this type of project allows the population to have a sincere and critical approach to the data, figures and current situation of each context and country.

 

We are making history! Datasketch-Urban allows similar visualizations that arrive forcefully to the social and cultural understanding. Thank you San Jose, thank you AbreLatam- Condatos!

 

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