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.

Contact

Turn boring data into cool GIFs with this tool

May 31, 2017

Want to make your lazy data a cool GIF to tell stories? Google has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you transform your illustrations into animated comparison GIFs.

Want to make your lazy data a cool GIF to tell stories? Google has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you transform your illustrations into animated comparison GIFs.

The tool is called Data GIF Maker and allows journalists that rely on data when telling stories to present interactive polling numbers, sales figures, movie ratings and any other information.

The app was developed by Simon Rogers, Google’s data editor, and is fairly straightforward:

  • Enter your data points

  • Choose names for the points of comparison in question

  • Select colors for each data entry

  • Add explanatory text

  • Click ‘Download as GIF’ to generate the images

One thing Google overlooked is the ability to select how the data displayed has changed over time, which means you will have to add that additional information separately – in captions, for example.

Have you used this tool? Do you find it helpful?





María Isabel Magaña

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

Choose the #dataviz you need according to the 5W questions

May 29, 2017
Choose the #dataviz you need according to the 5W questions