Map Showing 45 Years of Terrorism – Divyarajsinh Rana

Source – Map showing 45 years of terrorism

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) released this map showing 45 years (1970-2015) of terrorism on their open source Global Terrorism Database (GTD). START (established in 2005 as a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence) is a university based research and education center having international scholars scientifically studying the causes and human consequences of terrorism in United States and around the world and serving as one of the leading resource for homeland security policymakers and practitioners. Global Terrorism Database is updated annually and it includes data on more than 150,000 events. GTD is geo coded and it helps users to conduct geo – spatial analysis on worldwide terrorism.

This map shows the concentration and intensity of terrorist attacks in terms of deaths and injuries. Green color shows the least affected parts while Red are the most affected ones and the yellow stands in between the both. A very simple representation of the map in terms of color dots gives a clear idea that parts of Russia, Canada, United States of America, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Saudi Arabia are least affected while parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Chad, Kenya, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Sri-Lanka, Philippines are most affected areas.


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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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