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.

The hourlong discussion, led by ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros, will begin at 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 7. The webinar will be hosted through Google+ Hangouts here, which will be created on the same date of the event.

Participants can enter the channel here at 4 p.m. EDT to see the Hangout and participate sending questions via the YouTube chat.

During the webinar, Faleiros will focus on the process of transforming a data set into a simple news app. He will address how to:

  • Find geodata in appropriate formats
  • Options to map your data
  • How to publish your map and stories using the JEO mapping platform

Gustavo Faleiros is an environmental journalist and media trainer who specializes in data journalism. During his first Knight International Journalism Fellowship in 2012, he launched InfoAmazonia, a digital map that uses satellite and other publicly available data to monitor the Amazon rainforest. During his second year as fellow, he created the Environmental News Innovation Lab - ((o))eco Lab – a team of journalists, developers and designers that has, among other products, launched JEO, a plataform for geojournalism.