GED VIZ – Visualizing Global Economic Relations
GED VIZ lets you create and share visualizations of global economic relations - for research, teaching and storytelling.
The online version: viz.ged-project.de
Watch the video to see how it works.
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There is a detailed blog post on the implementation.
- Ruby 1.9.3 (MRI) with RubyGems. Also works with Ruby 2.1.
- MySQL 5.1 or newer
- PhantomJS for generating static images for slide previews, exporting and older browsers
After cloning the repository, open a shell console, change to the GED-VIZ directory and enter these commands:
gem install bundler
config/database.ymlto your database configuration. You might use
config/database.yml.sampleas a template.
rake db:create db:migrate db:seed
This creates the database and imports the data. This may take several minutes.
- Start the local development server:
This software is open source, but the trademark “GED VIZ” and the logos are not covered by the MIT license. If you deploy the software on an Internet or Intranet server, please replace these terms and logos with your own. See LICENSE.md for further instructions.
The “Global Economic Dynamics” (GED) project of the Bertelsmann Foundation aims to contribute to a better understanding of the growing complexity of economic developments.
Project manager: Dr. Jan Arpe
Visualization concept & UI design: Raureif and Prof. Boris Müller
Data support: Prognos
Software Development: 9elements
Technical and security contact: Mathias Schäfer, firstname.lastname@example.org, @molily