Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Mapping Terrorism Online

Based on two databases provided by the RAND Corporation, the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base has both an interactive and a static map showing terrorism incidents. The static map comes in PDF format and shows terrorism trends during 2005. The interactive map allows users to zoom into an area and display terrorism activity along with population densities, transportation densities, satellite imagery, location of power plants, etc. Clicking on a terrorist incident point brings up a detailed listing of incidents.

Unfortunately, there is no way to download the actual datasets for your own use, as they are proprietary to the RAND corporation.

via Cartography