Friday, November 27, 2015
The Terrorism Timelapse Map
The Oregonian has used CartoDB's Torque library to create an animated map of terrorism deaths around the world from 2001-2014. Deaths by Terrorism, 2001-2014 shows worldwide fatal terrorist attacks by month.
On its own the animated map layer might have been a little crass, reducing thousands of deaths to little flashing dots on a map. However the Oregonian has also added a couple of other data layers to the map to provide some much needed context.
The 'Deaths by Country' option adds a choropleth layer to the map, showing the number of terrorism deaths by country around the world. The 'Narrative' option allows you to select each individual terrorist attacks on the map to view a summary about the attack and the original news source for the data.