Master class: Finding and telling stories with earth imagery **pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2020 NICAR Conference
  • Speaker: Tim Wallace of Descartes Labs
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 9:00am
  • Location: Galerie 5 - 2nd floor
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Satellites, planes, drones — thanks to these and other planetary-sensors, we know more about our earth, its oceans, landscapes and cityscapes than ever before. With heaps of new data and tools at our disposal, journalists are among the many people accessing this wellspring of source data and using it to show changes at global and local scales at an ever-increasing rate, from the disappearing polar ice caps to monitoring local port shipments.

This workshop will provide an introduction to practical geographic journalism through concrete case studies. It will then offer tools and skills that can help you start infusing earth imagery into your stories. You will leave this workshop with a new way of thinking about earth imagery and how to use it.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites but it would be helpful to have some experience with QGIS, bash (imagemagick, ffmpeg, gdal), and Photoshop.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Tim Wallace is a geographer and visual journalist at Descartes Labs in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has a PhD in Geography from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a recently a graphics editor at The New York Times where he created visual stories on neighborhoods, cities, regions and the world with information gathered from land, sky and space.

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