This Interactive Visualization Tool Will Supercharge Your Data Narrative

Kevin Siswandi
May 10 · 3 min read
Photo by Jens Lelie on Unsplash

EntiTree is an effort that started in mid-2020 and is a merger of other wikidata visualisation tools about trees, with some extra features that make it more usable and navigable.

The mission of EntiTree is to support the following people:

  • researchers of any level that want to explore wikidata connections in a visual way 🧪
  • scientists that are keen to use an interactive taxonomy tree 🔬
  • historians investigating royal families 👑
  • students of any kind of discipline, that want to enrich they knowledge 🎓
  • curious random and non English-speaking people from around the globe, thanks to the multilingual feature 🌎🌍🌏
  • Wikidata editors and contributors, especially if they are interested in spotting missing or duplicate links 🤓

Example Usage

With EntiTree, you can interactively visualize the family trees of silicon valley’s magnates, Indonesian conglomerates, US Politicans, and much more. Some examples can be found below.

Harry Tanoesoedibjo’s Family Tree. Built with EntiTree: https://www.entitree.com/en/family_tree/Q102422470

From the tree above, one gets a visual map of Harry Tanoesoedibjo’s family: The Indonesian billionaire, who is the founder of MNC Group, has four daughters and one son.

Sudono Salim’s Family Tree. Built with EntiTree: https://www.entitree.com/en/family_tree/Sudono_Salim

While Harry Tanoesoedibjo is a second-generation Indonesian-born Chinese, Sudono Salim is a first-generation Chinese Indonesian who was born in the Fuzhou province in China in 1916 and migrated to Indonesia in 1936.

Traveling across the ocean to the USA, EntiTree now shows you the beautiful family tree of the Facebook billionaire. Mark and Priscilla have two little kids: Maxima Chan Zuckerberg and August Chan Zuckerberg.

Joe Biden’s Family Tree. Built with EntiTree: https://www.entitree.com/en/family_tree/Joe_Biden

The US president Joe Biden, on the other hand, has a richer publicly available data of his family. You can further explore the tree interactively to dig into the current US president eventful family tree: https://medium.com/family-trees/joe-bidens-family-tree-8f135b63038d

Please feel free to get in touch with any member of the EntiTree team, for technical queries or help around the user interface Orlando is the right guy, for anything related to (wiki)data Martin will be more than happy to help you. You can follow EntiTree on Twitter too.

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