Modern data sets are often best displayed in an age-old format: the map, according to Brazilian environmental journalist and media trainer Gustavo Faleiros. Most data sets contain location-related information that makes them good candidates for mapping.
Rapid urbanization in Brazil’s Amazon region may be contaminating the water supply, but authorities say they lack the hard evidence they would need to take action, according to environmental data journalist Gustavo Faleiros.
Journalists worldwide interested in learning tools for mapping data can participate in a free webinar.
ICFJ Anywhere is offering the second in a series of webinars, supported by Dow Jones Foundation. This webinar will cover how to use geographical data to create applications with digital maps and will showcase tools that enable journalists to create their own projects. Geodata is a vast source of information for journalists working with environmental, economic and social issues.