This website provides four different approaches to documentation for the GIM Dataset. This structure comes from the Divio Documentation system, which you can read more about here.

  • Reference Guides: Start here if you want just the facts on the contents of the dataset
  • Explanation: Start here if you want a more detailed exploration of the dataset–where does it come from, and who does it include?
  • Tutorials: Start here if you want the basics of how to load up the dataset and start working with it
  • How-To Guides: Start here if you’d like an overview of the analysis and methods you can run on the dataset

Reference Guides

Schema and contents of the data table


An exploration of the contents of the dataset


How do I get into this dataset?

How-To Guides

Exploring specific tasks and goals in the dataset