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  • Data Collection

    Sensors, scraping, surveys. Different techniques of data collection can be used for creating new and necessary databases

  • Data Wrangling

    Data munging or data wrangling is loosely the process of manually converting or mapping data from one “raw” form into another format that allows for more convenient consumption of the data with the help of semi-automated tools. This may include further munging, data visualization, data aggregation, training a statistical model, as well as many other potential […]

  • Environmental Sensors

    For many journalists, especially those working in developing countries, coverage of sensitive environmental issues is severely constrained by a lack of accessible information and data

  • JEO WordPress Theme

    Jeo WordPress Theme acts as a geojournalism platform which allows news organizations, bloggers and NGOs to publish news stories as layers of information on digital maps. With Jeo, creating the interaction between data layers and contextual information is much more intuitive and interactive. The theme is ready for multilingual content and facilitates the publishing tasks. […]

Data Collection

Sensors, scraping, surveys. Different techniques of data collection can be used for creating new and necessary databases Continue reading

This track has 7 tutorials

Data Wrangling

Data munging or data wrangling is loosely the process of manually converting or mapping data from one “raw” form into another format that allows for more convenient consumption of the data with the help of semi-automated tools. This may include further munging, data visualization, data aggregation, training a statistical model, as well as many other potential […] Continue reading

This track has 3 tutorials

Environmental Sensors

For many journalists, especially those working in developing countries, coverage of sensitive environmental issues is severely constrained by a lack of accessible information and data Continue reading

This track has 3 tutorials

JEO WordPress Theme

Jeo WordPress Theme acts as a geojournalism platform which allows news organizations, bloggers and NGOs to publish news stories as layers of information on digital maps. With Jeo, creating the interaction between data layers and contextual information is much more intuitive and interactive. The theme is ready for multilingual content and facilitates the publishing tasks. […] Continue reading

This track has 5 tutorials

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In-depth multimedia story telling has unique requirements; a narrative is structured around key facts supported by a mix of media elements intended to draw readers into the world the journalist is presenting. Combining the pieces into a cohesive story is one of the most exciting aspects of modern journalism and easing the process of creating […]

 

Not everyone has the time, money, or inclination to make interactive maps to support their stories. With this in mind, we’ve added a sharing feature to help journalists tell environmental stories with the maps they see within GeoJournalism sites. This tool creates an interface for formatting an iframe embed code; similar to a YouTube video […]

 

Why Measure Dust?? Being able to see the dust blowing in the wind has broad implications. Today, one in eight people in the world dies from exposure to air pollution, which includes dust. This stunning fact, issued by the World Health Organization in March 2014, adds up to 7 million premature deaths per year. Air […]

 

The DustDuino is a customization of Arduino designed to help makers create low-power, highly customizable sensor projects. By basing the system on Arduino, the DustDuino can use “out of the box” block of code to program the device to do a number of tasks. Those blocks of code are known as libraries. For more information and background on Arduino, […]

 

 Open Doors and Open Data By Learning Data Jargon One of the biggest issues journalists face when confronted with the abundance of new data sources is the vast array of jargon used by technical experts communicating the nuances of their field. The  geospatial community is particularly adept at creating obscure terminology and exotic file types. Dropping a […]

 

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to use Google Photo Sphere to capture 360-degree photo panoramas and embed them on your website Introduction You use photographs in your stories every day. They help bring a story to life in the way text can’t. With better, faster and cheaper mobile technology, journalists are experimenting with panoramas […]

 

The basic component of a map is its layers—an individually designed dataset—that are combined together to tell a story. In JEO 1.o and beyond, maps are built utilizing a layers content type which allows editors to more easily reuse the data they mapped.  These layers are organized and configured in combination with a base map that usually consists […]

 

Understanding the unique WordPress Content Types created for JEO is a great way to understand how to organize and create content. These content types are defined by the type of information they contain and how they are used throughout a JEO site. There are two main categories of content types used in JEO; one group […]

 

Introduction The Comma Separated File format, or just CSV, especifies a data type store in a tabular manner. Each line represent a record, and each field is delimited by a comma or another separator character. This format is accepted by popular tools like Excel, LibreOffice and Google Docs, and by most of programming languages. In […]

 

Color Theory and Mapping It’s important to realize how much your choice of color on a map can affect the story you are trying to tell with your data. As a brief introduction to some theories behind how to use colors on maps, here are three primary scheming designs for mapping data. Sequential Schemes Sequential […]

 

Introduction Jeo is a WordPress theme that acts as an online platform for geojournalism and allows publication of news articles as layers of information on digital maps. With Jeo, creating interaction between the layers of data and contextual information is much more intuitive. The theme is developed to be a base of  child themes and is […]

 

Why Focus on Particulate Matter? The World Health Organization (WHO) took a major step by announcing that air pollution is carcinogenic to humans.WHO also announced they are considering particulate matter, a major component of indoor and outdoor air pollution, as carcinogenic to humans as well. International Agency for Research on Cancer announced today: outdoor #airpollution is leading […]

 

Communicating During Crisis The Philippines is an island nation of more than 100 million people living  at the doorstep of climate change. Each year Filipinos face recurring natural disaster; enduring typhoons, severe drought, floods, and coastal erosion. As journalists living in a country where disaster is a fact of life, the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (which […]

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