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Learn how to create Corporate Groupings on OpenCorporates
Thu 27 April 2017, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
Want to learn how to create corporate groupings on OpenCorporates? If you like mapping the networks of influential people and organisations in your job or spare time and want to know how to best use OpenCorporates - this session is for you!
Large corporations wield significant influence over many parts of society - including politics and natural resources. With the help of open data, you can now begin to map out (partially) what some of these transnational networks look like. Whether it is finding companies related to a politician or grouping the subsidiaries of a tech giant - you’re probably looking for a place to store and make public these data points. What better place than the world’s largest open database of companies in the world - OpenCorporates.com.
Corporate groupings on OpenCorporates started off as a quick prototype we developed and used in-house as a way to group together companies that were found to be part of the same network through regulatory filings (most of which are still in PDF form). However, the feature was adopted by our community who started to used it as their online journal of research, in some cases grouping together hundreds of companies (e.g., Disney, Koch Industries, Chelsea Clinton and Donald Trump).
What’s great about corporate groupings are that they are public, hence - searchable. They’re often used by journalists and NGOs as a starting point for their research. They also appear in the search results when someone looks for a company in the network in OpenCorporates. Creating new lists or adding new companies to existing lists is open to any registered user in OpenCorporates, so you can keep building them up.
Interested? Sign up for our webinar.
The first half of the session will be a tutorial on how to create these groupings, and the last 30 mins will be for Questions & Answers. Can’t make this one? You can sign up for our slack here and ask questions if you get stuck: slack.opencorporates.com.