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Data Duo Will Teach Dataharvest Attendees in Belgium How To Use QGIS


Event Date:

May 30, 2024 - June 2, 2024


Thomas More Journalism School
Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21

Mechelen, Belgium, 2800


The Pulitzer Center will host a panel at this year’s Dataharvest—The European Investigative Journalism Conference, which will be held in Mechelen, Belgium, on May 30-June 2, 2024.

The panel, called Geo-Investigations: Using QGIS to Investigate Environmental Impacts, will be led by the Center's data editor, Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, and data specialist, Federico Acosta Rainis.

The duo will give a hands-on introduction on how to use QGIS for investigative journalism. Various QGIS functions—such as calculating an area of deforestation, checking whether a mine is encroaching on Indigenous land, and mapping illegal activities in regulated areas—will be explored.

Participants will learn how to open, visualize, and manipulate various types of geographical data. Case studies of environmental research and mapping conducted in the Congo Basin, the Amazon, and Southeast Asia will be showcased.

By the end of this session, attendees will be equipped with basic skills to start using QGIS and integrate geospatial data analysis into their investigative toolkit.

The panel is an in-person event 9:30am-10:45am. Participants should download QGIS before attending the session. 

For more information, visit the Dataharvest website


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