History is now at your fingertips


See an Example

Never before has the visualization of economic trends against the flow of history been so simple.

With histography, you can clearly see how macroeconomics and local and world events interact.

Play around. 204 countries, 1200 indicators, and 1000 years of history are now your personal historenomical sandbox.

Our current datasets come from the World Bank World Development Indicators and from the hard work of Algis Ratnikas (and others) at timelinesdb.com and timelines.ws

Attention Data Junkies:

We also have an API


Indicators


Go to: http://beta.histography.org /api/indicators/
You get: a JSON file with all of the indicator names, a description and category for each, and the indicator code. We use the indicator code for the rest of the API.
Arguments: None
Structure:

        {category, source, code, name, description}
      
Example: http://beta.histography.org/api/indicators/

Historical Events


Go to: http://beta.histography.org /api/events/{country slug}/
You get: a JSON file with all of event data that histography has for that country.
Arguments: Country slug, lower case with underscores as necessary. See Dropdown
Structure:

        {[year, month, date], event description, [list of tags as strings]}
      
Example: http://beta.histography.org/api/events/ghana/

Data Points


Go to: http://beta.histography.org /api/data/{country slug}/{indicator code}/
You get: a JSON file with the data points for that country for that indicator for all available years.
Arguments: Country slug, lower case with underscores as necessary. See Dropdown. Indicator code. See Indicators JSON above.
Structure:

        {[year, month, date], data point as float}
      
Example: http://beta.histography.org/api/data/ghana/EN.ATM.CO2E.PC/

Individual Indicators


Go to: http://beta.histography.org /api/indicator/{indicator full name}/
You get: a JSON file describing the given indicator.
Arguments: Indicator full name, with spaces and all (we were young!)
Structure:

        {category, source, indicator code, full name, description}
      
Example: http://beta.histography.org/api/indicator/CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)/

List of country slugs


We thought it'd be nice to include these here for you.

  • aruba
  • andorra
  • afghanistan
  • angola
  • albania
  • arab_league_states
  • united_arab_emirates
  • argentina
  • armenia
  • american_samoa
  • antigua_and_barbuda
  • australia
  • austria
  • azerbaijan
  • burundi
  • belgium
  • benin
  • burkina_faso
  • bangladesh
  • bulgaria
  • bahrain
  • bahamas__the
  • bosnia_and_herzegovina
  • belarus
  • belize
  • bermuda
  • bolivia
  • brazil
  • barbados
  • brunei_darussalam
  • bhutan
  • botswana
  • central_african_republic
  • canada
  • switzerland
  • channel_islands
  • chile
  • china
  • c_te_d_ivoire
  • cameroon
  • congo__rep_
  • colombia
  • comoros
  • cape_verde
  • costa_rica
  • cuba
  • curacao
  • cayman_islands
  • cyprus
  • czech_republic
  • germany
  • djibouti
  • dominica
  • denmark
  • dominican_republic
  • algeria
  • east_asia___pacific
  • east_asia___pacific__all_income_levels_
  • europe___central_asia
  • europe___central_asia__all_income_levels_
  • ecuador
  • egypt__arab_rep_
  • euro_area
  • eritrea
  • spain
  • estonia
  • ethiopia
  • european_union
  • finland
  • fiji
  • france
  • faeroe_islands
  • micronesia__fed__sts_
  • gabon
  • united_kingdom
  • georgia
  • ghana
  • gibraltar
  • guinea
  • gambia__the
  • guinea-bissau
  • equatorial_guinea
  • greece
  • grenada
  • greenland
  • guatemala
  • guam
  • guyana
  • high_income
  • hong_kong_sar__china
  • honduras
  • heavily_indebted_poor_countries__hipc_
  • croatia
  • haiti
  • hungary
  • indonesia
  • isle_of_man
  • india
  • ireland
  • iran__islamic_rep_
  • iraq
  • iceland
  • israel
  • italy
  • jamaica
  • jordan
  • japan
  • kazakhstan
  • kenya
  • kyrgyz_republic
  • cambodia
  • kiribati
  • st__kitts_and_nevis
  • korea__rep_
  • kosovo
  • kuwait
  • latin_america___caribbean
  • lao_pdr
  • lebanon
  • liberia
  • libya
  • st__lucia
  • latin_america___caribbean__all_income_levels_
  • least_developed_countries__un_classification
  • low_income
  • liechtenstein
  • sri_lanka
  • lower_middle_income
  • low___middle_income
  • lesotho
  • lithuania
  • luxembourg
  • latvia
  • macao_sar__china
  • st__martin__french_part_
  • morocco
  • monaco
  • moldova
  • madagascar
  • maldives
  • middle_east___north_africa__all_income_levels_
  • mexico
  • marshall_islands
  • middle_income
  • macedonia__fyr
  • mali
  • malta
  • myanmar
  • middle_east___north_africa
  • montenegro
  • mongolia
  • northern_mariana_islands
  • mozambique
  • mauritania
  • mauritius
  • malawi
  • malaysia
  • mayotte
  • north_america
  • namibia
  • new_caledonia
  • niger
  • nigeria
  • nicaragua
  • netherlands
  • high_income__nonoecd
  • norway
  • nepal
  • new_zealand
  • high_income__oecd
  • oecd_members
  • oman
  • pakistan
  • panama
  • peru
  • philippines
  • palau
  • papua_new_guinea
  • poland
  • puerto_rico
  • korea__dem__rep_
  • portugal
  • paraguay
  • french_polynesia
  • qatar
  • romania
  • russian_federation
  • rwanda
  • south_asia
  • saudi_arabia
  • sudan
  • senegal
  • singapore
  • solomon_islands
  • sierra_leone
  • el_salvador
  • san_marino
  • somalia
  • serbia
  • sub-saharan_africa
  • south_sudan
  • sub-saharan_africa__all_income_levels_
  • s_o_tom__and_principe
  • suriname
  • slovak_republic
  • slovenia
  • sweden
  • swaziland
  • sint_maarten__dutch_part_
  • seychelles
  • syrian_arab_republic
  • turks_and_caicos_islands
  • chad
  • togo
  • thailand
  • tajikistan
  • turkmenistan
  • timor-leste
  • tonga
  • trinidad_and_tobago
  • tunisia
  • turkey
  • tuvalu
  • tanzania
  • uganda
  • ukraine
  • upper_middle_income
  • uruguay
  • united_states
  • uzbekistan
  • st__vincent_and_the_grenadines
  • venezuela__rb
  • virgin_islands__u_s__
  • vietnam
  • vanuatu
  • west_bank_and_gaza
  • world
  • samoa
  • yemen__rep_
  • south_africa
  • congo__dem__rep_
  • zambia
  • zimbabwe

Upcoming Features

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