Our «Leprosy of the Land» project is nominated for Prix Europe
Project by Texty.org.ua dedicated to illegal mining of amber in Ukraine has been nominated for a prestigious Prix Europa award in online category.
The representatives from all projects nominated for the award will be in the jury of the relevant categories. The winners will be announced on October 19th. Anatoliy Bondarenko, our Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of the Department of Data Journalism and Infographics, has already left for Berlin.
Data Journalism Agency has presented an online map with marked locations of illegal amber mining in Polissya.
The map covers the territory of three Ukrainian regions – Zhytomyr, Volyn and Rivne. The places where severe mining is going on have been detected from satellite photos by Google Maps and Bing Maps. The photos chosen were of high quality dimension that provided an opportunity for monitoring.”
At the beginning of the event 1st deputy head of The State Water Resources Agency Mykhailo Khoriev expressed his support for open data policy and emphasized the importance of open data for a transparent and efficient work of governmental bodies. According to Mr.Khoriev The Agency provided some data that had been included into Clear Water project and that experience was a successful one. And in the future The State Water Resources Agency would continue to open its data sets.