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.

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Today, we are excited to announce the next EcoHack World, the continuation of our three year mission to bring scientists, journalists, digital storytellers, software engineers, designers, and other hackers into the same room to tackle issues that matter. If you haven’t been before, EcoHack is about using technology to improve and better understand our natural environment, creating things that will have an impact, with no restrictions on how you get there.

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Frequent flooding and critically low crop yields are just two of the warning signs of climate change in Indonesia, home to the world’s third-largest tropical rainforest and some of the highest levels of biological diversity on the globe.

To shed light on these crucial issues, data journalists have launched the news site Ekuatorial, which offers the latest environmental news and engaging, easy-to-understand interactive maps of oceans, forests and natural disasters in Indonesia.

One year of InfoAmazonia

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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