The geojournalism plataform InfoAmazonia is completing one year of life today. It was launched last year on June 17 in Brazil, during the Rio+20 negotiations. At that occasion we had a wonderful opportunity to get together with journalists, developers and other professionals involved with the environmental issue and discuss the best ways of telling the story behind data The geojournalism plataform InfoAmazonia is completing one year of life today. It was launched last year on June 17 in Brazil, during the Rio+20 negotiations. At that occasion we had a wonderful opportunity to get together with journalists, developers and other professionals involved with the environmental issue and discuss the best ways of telling the story behind data.

As part of 1 year celebration, we launching a small promo video to show the features of InfoAmazonia.

Twelve months later we have aggregate roughly 850 stories in our database of stories and have created 10 maps that bring large amounts of data. Currently, due to partnerships with NGOs and research institutes, we offer visualizations for data sets for all nine countries of the Amazon on deforestation, mining concessions, oil concessions, hydroeletric power stations and roads.

The massive amount of information put together, made us start thinking on ways to distribute it. That is why last May, InfoAmazonia has launched its sharing tool. We want more journalists and NGOs taking advantage of the maps and visualizations we are doing.

As you can see on the chart bellow, the launch of our sharing widget has helped us to increase our audience. This is the InfoAmazonia monthly visits from June 18 2012 to June 17 2013. Click on the image to see interactive chart.

Here are countries which most of our visits are originating. Click on the image to see interactive chart

Much more can be done in terms of serving the community that worries about the sake of the Amazon rainforest. That is why as part of the plans of our environmental news lab to InfoAmazonia, we will start aggregating content provided by citizens. We will soon bring more on this.