Release of public access ICT venue database

On August 11, the Global Impact Study made public the inventory data through a web application. The database was officially launched to the public with the poster presentation at IFLA 2010.

Features of the inventory database include location, classification, and other descriptive data about public access ICT venues in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Lithuania, and the Philippines. The database tool allows for various query options through which users can search by country, type of venue, urban or rural public access venues, and more. The inventory data can be viewed as lists, as graphs, and in a map view.

The picture below displays the map view of public access venues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

As a part of our open access research approach, we have developed this site to publicly share the inventory data and to add power to the user viewing experience by providing querying, mapping, and other data visualization tools. In the future, we will also be making available the source code used to create the web application.

To register for access and use the application, visit the site at

All data in the site are available under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike.