Open Data

Open data is data that anyone can access, use or share. GIPO adheres to this statement by making most valuable data stored in our tool available in machine readable formats and in bulk.

Data provided is partially sourced from external websites and presented for use on your own websites/applications, however no license (if required) for the use of this external data is provided. Especially if commercially reused the original data providers should be contacted to clarify the legal position on it's usage.

OPML file (meta-data about sources of information)

The full list of sources covered by GIPO tool can be downloaded as an OPML file . The Outline Processor Markup Language or OPML is an XML-based open format. OPML files are typically used as a method for exchanging subscription lists between feed readers and aggregators. You can use this file with the ‘Import’ feature included in many desktop or online feed readers to add all GIPO sources.

You can download the entire OPML file or just the one for your continent: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Oceania.

RSS feeds (meta-data about contents gathered from the sources)

RSS is an XML-based open format intended for use by computers that allows the syndication of content. Every feed contains a list of the items or entries gathered by GIPO for a specific Internet governance aspect covered in the tool. Each entry is identified by a link and has some additional metadata like a title for the link, a description, the category or tags, and other useful information. Computers can regularly fetch the feed to get the most recent items.


The API allows you to search for content within the GIPO Tool data store. To search for content from a field in your website and display the results in your website, you must create a search field that passes a fully-qualified URL content request to the GIPO Tool, parse the XML (or JSON, or any other of the available formats) returned from the search, and display the results in your website. The fully-qualified URL must have the following format:

Where parameterkeyvalue can be one or more parameter key and value pairs indicating the details of your query. To construct a parameter key and value pair, you must concatenate each parameter key with an equal sign (=) and a value string. For example: q=broadband. To create a string of parameter key and value pairs, you must concatenate each pair using an ampersand (&). For example: q=broadband&rows=100

To see the details of how to use the API, and the parameter keys and values you can specify to search for content within the GIPO Tool, view the API documentation.


Getting Started

Welcome to your GIPO home page. From here you can do many things.

  • Explore


    Search information on Internet policy developments and decisions

  • Visualize


    Discover and analyze trends with your own graphical dashboard

  • Build


    Get useful data for your website and develop apps using the API

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