National Geographic Highlights New Digital Map Designed to Track Problems and Progress in the Amazon

Jun 252012

With its focus on global environmental issues, NationalGeographic.com is highlighting a digital map launched by Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros, including the use of layered filters that can help data journalists track the effects of forest fires, deforestation and extractive industries like mining. A blog post by Willie Shubert says the map, "combines the descriptive power of cartography with timely news and reports about environmental threats to the region."