Innovations never take a back seat at Google! Google brainies have integrated new Private Data feature to its search result. World Bank has released an API for its data and Google was quick to integrate it into their search result and make statistics easier to find!
With the Public Data feature, next time you search Google for updates on topics like GDP of India, Life Expectancy in Brazil or Energy use of China, etc., you would see an interactive graphical chart along with its own search result. Click on the chart and you would be able to compare one country’s data with other regions around the world. See the demo:
You put your query in the search box- CO2 emissions per capita, and it would open a graph chart for visual analysis.
You can then compare the search with other countries. Check the country box on the left, and it would show the comparative result based on your selection. For instance, you choose United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland, China and Mauritius, and it would display the graphical result including the added regions. See the image below:
Users can get the Public Data result for any of the 17 World Bank Indicators namely:
1. CO2 emissions per capita
2. Electricity consumption per capita
3. Energy use per capita
4. Exports as percentage of GDP
5. Fertility rate
6. GDP deflator change
7. GDP growth rate
8. GNI per capita in PPP dollars
9. Gross Domestic Product
10. Gross National Income in PPP dollars
11. Imports as percentage of GDP
12. Internet users as percentage of population
13. Life expectancy
14. Military expenditure as percentage of GDP
15. Mortality rate under 5
17. Population growth rate
You can phrase your query in any form like “Life Expectancy”, “Life Expectancy Rate” and “What is the Life Expectancy Rate?” So Google has made it again! This feature would help the data publishers to have a quick and easy view on the data. Does that ring a bell for competitor Bing?