Organisation: La Vanguardia
Organisation size: Big
Publication date: 24/01/2021
Credit: FRANCESC PEIRÓN, PABLO GONZÁLEZ PELLICER, MARIO CHAPARRO RUBIO, MÀRIUS FORT y SOFÍA AMADORI
FRANCESC PEIRÓN: journalist
PABLO GONZÁLEZ PELLICER, MARIO CHAPARRO RUBIO, visual Journalist
MÀRIUS FORT : Journalist
SOFÍA AMADOR: Video editor
Trump came to the White House with a clear promise: he was going to build a wall on the southern border of the United States and Mexico was going to pay for it. This special details the final result of that commitment and the future of one of the most controversial and expensive infrastructures in American history.
The special allowed to visualize the true impact and dimensions of the main electoral promise of Donald Trump.
We prepare all the material in qgis, locating the previous and current infrastructures, then we export all this material from qgis to after effects in order to select the chronological sequences with the most suitable base maps. We also elaborated a 3d recreation of the main wall models that exist along the different sections in comparison with the model projected by the Trump administration.
What was the hardest part of this project?
The most complex aspect was to define which areas have barriers or border fences of those that do not have any dividing element. Aso how to identify which general typologies had each wall.
What can others learn from this project?
Sequential mapping of maps helps to better describe the evolution of certain processes that would otherwise be more complex to describe.