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How much money is spent by the federal Government to preserve the Amazon? Where are resources invested? A look at the modern era of deforestation points out the successes and failures of the official strategy to combat devastation of the Brazilian Amazon. This is a six-month investigation by InfoAmazonia into the history of Brazilian policies […]
The Amazon has the largest amount of fresh water from Brazil, equalling 73% of all water flow. But the access to sanitation in 771 municipalities in the region is among the worst in the country. In Legal Amazon, 60% of households are served by the main water network. The national average is 82.7%. Visaguas is an InfoAmazonia platform […]
The InfoAmazonia map below uses remote sensing data to show forest height. Brighter greens correspond to higher vegetation cover. Fish bone patterns indicate roads and human activity. The hatched yellow areas show deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between the years of 1976 and 1991. Click here to view the complete deforestation map.
This 2012 New York Times electoral map distorted geography to better represent the size of the electorate in each state. In doing so, it provides a more accurate way to visualize how states may vote, based on polling, previous election results, and the political geography in each state. Click here to see the New York […]
GIS software includes a broad range of applications for combining digital maps and geo-referenced data, and the list of continues to grow. Although there are a vast number and type of GIS support tools out there, ArcGIS is the one most commonly used by journalists. ArcGIS includes an integrated collection of software products used for […]
After the 2012 presidential election, The New York Times published an interactive map that included choropleth and dot distribution maps that allowed viewers to see the clear patterns of victory and defeat at a glance for democratic candidates at both the county and state levels. Click here to see the New York Times interactive President Map.
Use the data below from the Centers for Disease Control to create a choropleth map that shows skin cancer rates in the United States. Click here to download a U.S. map template. Click here to download additional state, region and world map templates. State/Rate AL/22.1 AK/13.7 AZ/14.5 AR/19.9 CA/21.1 CO/22.2 CT/19.6 DE/29.7 DC/7.1 FL/20.6 GA/26.3 HI/18.7 […]
Create a locator map for a warehouse explosion. Import it into Adobe Illustrator and size and illustrate it using the style palette below. Remember to edit out unnecessary streets and landmarks and include a scale and compass direction. Click here to download the base map shown on Page 155 of “A Practical Guide to Graphics […]
Since this book first published in 2006, the field of information visualization has changed dramatically. First, information visualization has exploded online and on other digital platforms. Second, information graphics reporting has encompassed nearly every sector of communication and business. Visual reporting skills are not only relevant in traditional news environments, but many other professions as […]
The Society for News Design will gather April 19-21 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year’s theme, “Unite + Rebel” aims to deliberately break from traditional conference programming to promote collaborative, experiential, and peer driven knowledge-sharing in a safe environment. The Society for News Design is an international organization for visual communicators who create print, […]
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