Free Tools Make it Easy for Media to Use Geodata to Add Depth, Context
Data that include location information or geodata are valuable but underutilized resources for journalists, says Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros. He says newsrooms should take advantage of the increased availability of searchable data to find patterns and to add context to stories.
Faleiros, in partnership with O Eco and Internews, launched InfoAmazonia, an interactive map that aggregates news and data about deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. He also worked with the daily Folha de Sao Paulo to map the results of last month’s municipal elections in Brazil’s largest city.