OpenCorporates, a for-profit publisher of legal and financial data on corporate entities, released a new geographic network visualization tool last week that allows users to explore links within the wide network of subsidiary organizations set up by the six largest banks in the United States. The tool may be especially useful for investigative journalists, who will now have an easier time identifying and tracking offshore holding companies, trusts and intermediaries in large-scale financial investigations.
Mapping corporate banking networks
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.
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