InfoAmazonia is an interactive mapping platform that hosts richly designed maps about environmental topics in the Amazon. Each map is built using continuously updated data from a wide-range of stakeholders. On top of these maps are geo-located stories which give context to the data and provide evidence and real-life examples to support it.
InfoAmazonia’s open data section acts as an aggregator for Amazon-related geospatial data. In order to create the maps at the front of InfoAmazonia, journalists obtain data, sometimes through negotiation, from a multitude of governmental, civil society, and open-source organizations.
Through this effort, InfoAmazonia is now the first journalism platform to display continuously up-to-date data from all nine Amazon basin countries. This information is now available for other journalists, academics, and the public at large to download and use in their projects and to provide an open door to verification.