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Introduction Agricultural  burning and forest fire are some of the planet’s most serious environmental problems and, unfortunately, a very common occurrence in many countries. In the forests of the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia, fire can mean the advance of deforestation and most part of the fires are caused by humans in order […]


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 […]


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 […]


You can easily edit the OpenStreetMap base map that you find at www.openstreetmap.org. And while doing it you will become part of the community of thousands of mappers worldwide who are creating the map together.


You may wish to actually get at the data in OpenStreetMap and extract a spreadsheet of information – not just latitude and longitude but also every detail about each point of interest or feature.

This guide takes four steps, demonstrating an overview of the whole flow and connection between four tools to build a photo map. This guide will hit the main points and highlight how the tools connect up with open data

Balloon mapping provides individuals or groups with a low-cost means to create a running record of events in map form, one that is temporally accurate and easy to share. 


Most available databases have some element of location to them. According to officers working at the open data portal of the US government, around 90% of their datasets contain geographical information, ranging from streets names to precise coordinates. In this tutorial, we will show the different kind of maps you can use to convey information […]


Ushahidi is a great open-source software for presenting many kinds of information on a map. You can set up an Ushahidi site using Crowdmap which will help you tell a story by bringing together a map with the information and reports you choose to include.

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