Neal Rauhauser: US Global Terrorism Database & Sentinel Visualizer

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Neal Rauhauser
Neal Rauhauser

Global Terrorism Database & Sentinel Visualizer

Earlier this week I had a go at Visualizing The Global Terror Database using Gephi. Three weeks ago I laid hands on a license for Sentinel Visualizer a law enforcement/intelligence grade link analysis and data visualization tool. Today I had some broken time and in between a stream of phone calls I managed to get a little of the Global Terrorism Database into SV, and I like the results.

I started with Egypt.

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Clicking the plus sign adds related links. I find it a bit puzzling that a database like this lumps Gaza and the West Bank into one category. They don’t share a geographic boundary. They don’t share a government. There is some overlap between the sources of trouble in each location, but Hamas and Fatah do not spoon very often. Looking at things from a geospatial perspective this is an incorrect aggregation.

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