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.

Mariana Villamizar

Systems engineer and designer. Expert in user experience, data visualization and graphic communication. Feminist.

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This is the ultimate dataset to find reliable sources

June 04, 2017

Wondering where to find reliable datasets you can use to do #ddj? Quartz’s data editor, Chris Groskopf, just released a curated list of useful datasets published by important sources.

Wondering where to find reliable datasets you can use to do #ddj? Quartz’s data editor, Chris Groskopf, just released a curated list of useful datasets published by important sources.


The point of this directory is to help you find data, which doesn’t necessarily mean the data is easy or simple to use. Also, it is important to have in mind that "reliable" does not mean "correct", thus you will need to understand the data and treat it like you would do with any human source.

The directory includes close to 80 different sites where you can find useful data. Even though the list focuses on the United States of America, it includes at least 30 sites that publish global data.

The data included in the  directory was chosen because it was produced by an organization with the statistical capacity and domain knowledge; that it has generally agreed to be unbiased (at least within the context of the data); that is actively updating data on regular intervals; must be likely to be used in the course of routine reporting, and must contain a well-defined sample.

 

You can access the dataset here and share it freely.

María Isabel Magaña

Journalist, Master in Investigative Journalism and #DataViz. Thus, I see data everywhere. Promoting transparency through queremosdatos.co

Turn boring data into cool GIFs with this tool

May 31, 2017
Turn boring data into cool GIFs with this tool