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Webinar: Introduction to Resource Watch - Open data and maps for Asia-based journalists

Learn how to find hundreds of free and reliable data sets through the Resource Watch platform. Curated by WRI’s experts, Resource Watch features the world’s best data and maps on the state of the planet’s resources, commerce and people all in one place.

About the Webinar

To tackle the problem of too much bad data and too little time, the experts at World Resources Institute created Resource Watch, a place for journalists to easily gather reliable data, track natural disasters as they’re unfolding, get analytical help from WRI experts, and tell the kinds of powerful, data-driven stories that resonate with readers and decision makers.

On Resource Watch, you can find the world’s best data and maps on deforestation, coral reef bleaching, coastal flooding, crops, fishing, fires and other natural disasters, population, oil spills, air quality, poverty, power plants, human migration, and much more – and overlay them to see interconnections between the issues. We also publish data-driven blogs and do new analysis using the platform each week.

This is the second training webinar hosted by Resource Watch and is intended for journalists who are based in Asia. During the webinar on Wednesday, June 12 at 11 am ICT you'll learn how to:

  • Explore and visualize 260+ data sets from sources like NASA, NOAA, World Health Organization, FAO, IEA and more all in one place
  • Track natural disasters and the changing environment using 42+ near-real-time data sets
  • Overlay data to do visual analysis
  • Recognize best practices for finding, overlaying and sharing open data
  • Create maps, visualizations and charts to embed in articles

Please note: this training will be held in English.

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