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Google adds World Bank data to its search results

Google has said its public data programme, which makes it easier for users to find relevant statistics, has been updated to make available World Bank figures about countries worldwide to Google search users. The company also allows users to link to Google public data charts or embed them in websites.

Google has said its public data programme, which makes it easier for users to find relevant statistics, has been updated to make available World Bank figures about countries worldwide to Google search users. The company also allows users to link to Google public data charts or embed them in websites.

According to the company, one can see the new data in a chart format at the top of the search results page by typing queries like [GDP of India], [life expectancy in Brazil], [Rwanda’s population growth], [energy use of Iceland] and [internet users in India]. Clicking on the result will bring the user to an interactive chart where he can compare one country’s data with other regions around the world.

“We have also added a new feature to enable you to embed these charts in your own website or blog by clicking on the ‘Link’ button in the upper right-hand corner of the chart page. You have the option to either embed the chart with static data, or you can also set the chart to update dynamically when new data becomes available,” Chung Wu, a software engineer at Google, has said.

Chung Wu further informs that 17 World Development Indicators such as population, fertility rate, child mortality rate, life expectancy, internet users as percentage of population, electricity consumption per capita, carbon dioxide emissions per capita, gross domestic product and military expenditures as percentage of GDP have been added to Google Search.

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