‘How to digitally map Nigeria’s resources’

Journalists have been taught how to use available data to digitally map out Nigeria’s repository of natural resources.

This, according to major trainer in the just concluded Flag It! Training workshop for journalists from different parts of the world hosted by the Nigerian Association of Science Journalists (NASJ) and the European Youth Press (EYP) based in Belgium Gustavo Faleiros, is important for proper gate keeping by journalists and other managers of the resources.

Faleiros, a Knight International Journalism Fellow of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), told Daily Independent during the Lagos edition of the training that digital tools can be used to map out Nigeria’s natural resources like oil, agriculture among others.

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Faleiros, said “It is easy. Once you get the data from the government, you  create a data sets, map out the stories, put them in a dialogue to know what is on ground.”

“It keeps your readers informed and understand your stories easier especially with the digital data pictures it provides,” he said.

Speaking on Geo-Journalism, being the focus of the training,  Faleiros  said, “Geo-journalist in journalism as a digital tool that promotes the work on the field and techniques of crowd-sourcing which means using information out of the media, transforming journalist into contextual layers and  serves as a binder of different data sets because most stories has geo-graphical references ”

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