Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Mapping NATO Military Exercises
NATO is currently involved in the biggest war game in Eastern Europe since the Cold War. Over ten days 31,000 troops from 24 countries will participate in land & air operations in Poland as part of 'Anaconda 2016'.
Anaconda 2016 is only one of around 150 different military exercises that NATO and its partners will undertake this year. Al Jazeera has created an interactive map showing the locations of some of the bigger NATO military exercises of 2016.
NATO Exercises in 2016 uses CartoDB's Odyssey story map template to provide a mapped slideshow of ten of NATO's 2016 military exercises. The map shows the main country of operation for each of the exercises, while the map sidebar provides details, such as each operation's name and the number of troops involved.