The World in Numbers
Data journalism made by Sophora: Data Driven Journalism with Maps is designed for geographic data and contains a mapping document including a table for geographic information.
Governments, companies and non-governmental organizations (NGO) provide accessible data to the public (open data). For journalists the question arises, how they prospectively handle available large data sets. Sophora's module Data Driven Journalism with Maps (DDJM) supports data journalists in their daily work.
The challenge of today’s journalism is to evaluate efficiently constant growth of data amounts and to provide it understandable for readers. The more extensive data sets become, the more journalists need technical support. By offering Data Driven Journalism with Maps Sophora provides editors with a tool for capturing, evaluating and plotting geographic data in Sophora.
Basically, the mode depicts all geographic information on an interactive map and contains special logics in order to filter data. The add-on’s mapping document captures geographic data in Sophora.
Editors can import large data amount from an Excel file. Afterwards, the imported data is available in the table of Sophora’s mapping document. After importing data journalists can edit the table manually and adapt it to their personal needs.