Offene Register Exploration

Mar 2019

The UK-based Open Data company OpenCorportes made the German company register publicy available. They gave the data to the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany so they can distribute it freely on OffeneRegister.de. In order to dive deeper into the data, I created several graphics. The main one is about the different distrubition of male and female names among the registered people. It got picked up by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, MDR, GruenderSzene and others.

My original graph about male and female names (click on the videos to pause them):

I also investigated the occurences of year numbers in the company names:

And finally a graph the term frequency in company names:

Videos were created to share them on social media. It is impossible to display all the information in a single static images. The code, data and graphics are on GitHub.

In addition, I developed a simple tool to grasp the network structure of the company resgister: https://vis.one/netzwerk-deutscher-unternehmen/. GitHub