2021 Shortlist

How is flooding affecting your community?

Country/area: United States

Organisation: The Pudding

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 29 Jun 2020

Credit: Matt Daniels

Project description:

This project uses data on flooding for every property in America to create shareable, geolocated charts and maps.

Impact reached:

The project was used by Gannett newsrooms across the United States to help tell flooding stories in their local communities. 

Techniques/technologies used:

The project heavily relied on MapBox for the final persentation. Phython was used to clean and process data.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The hardest part of the project was making sure that each chart and map rendered localities correctly and that no place slipped through as an edge case in the data.

What can others learn from this project?

Journalism is often competitive and sometimes it shoudl instead be collaborative for the common good of the public.

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