New Interactive Map Reveals Iraq’s Oil Infrastructure

Journalists and others keen to understand Iraq’s oil industry have a new tool at their disposal: an interactive map showing the locations of oil pipelines, refineries, tanker terminals, gas fields, oil wells and oil fields around the country. The map, created under Internews’ Covering Energy project in Iraq, marks the first time this data has been publicly available in one place.

In an example of the kind of data visualization that is an integral part of data-driven journalism, Internews worked with Anes Malik, IT/Web Developer for Internews, and Hassan Hafidh, an oil journalist with Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal, to populate the map with the most up-to-date information possible.

The Covering Energy project trains journalists and community service organization staff in the fundamentals of the oil industry and has dramatically enhanced their understanding of the complex technical issues surrounding the extraction industry.

View Internews’ Iraq Oil Infrastructure map

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