Concessioned Beauty

Category: Best data-driven reporting (small and large newsrooms)

Country/area: Mexico

Organisation: La DAta

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 4 Apr 2019

Credit: -Oliver Morales Agiss, Wilt Gomari, Erandi flores, Daniel Gomez, Mariana Lopez

Project description:

This project was about mining concessions that are within to natural protected areas (ANPS) of M é xico, situation it or n which contradicts the laws of conservation or n native of M é xico. We crossed the pol í gonos of all mining concessions with all pol í gonos of the ANP, it s to discover that the __% of them have mining concessions

Impact reached:

This piece of data journalism reached great diffusion it or n in the ecosystem of news M é xico. The complexity involving the management of pol í gonos of mining concessions and convert PNAs í to the problem that only one data journalism could í address. Near the date on which this piece was published, I discussed or at the Mexican Congress par to meter protection or n of these ANPS, we hope that the revelations obtained in this investigation or n have served this and other discussions environment the conservation it or n ANPs M é Mexico.

Techniques/technologies used:

For an to analysis of data deal Phyton and wolfram mathematica with them generate the first versions of the GR to ficas that would subsequently worked in Illustrator to finally be programmed interactively.

What was the hardest part of this project?

For the most part dif í cil was making the overlap of poligons

What can others learn from this project?

This project we like í to the potential of data from official sources as sources of information is learned or n. Often traditional media are waiting for the big whistle or revelation or n someone them to create a great research or n, however, they do not realize that there are already the information or n enough to make big hip or thesis and substantial revelations. Journalism must begin to see the databases are not as complex, you can pay adorn their investigations, but as the true raw material from which you can begin to understand a problem to tica and start an investigation or n.

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