Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Mapping NATO's Global Operations
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was set up after World War II as an alliance of European and North American countries. Its aim was to safeguard the member countries by agreeing to a policy of mutual defense.
NATO has released a new interactive map to help explain how the organization functions and how and where it operates around the world. NATO on the Map allows you to view which countries belong to the alliance, which countries it works in partnership with and its influence on global peacekeeping.
The map allows you to view the locations of NATO's civilian headquarters, military commands and headquarters around the world. It also shows examples of where NATO has sought to "project stability in its neighbourhood and beyond." A 'Security Challenges' layer shows some of the present global threats to peace and security that NATO and its partners currently faces across the globe.
The map includes two main map views a Google Maps aerial view and a Cesium powered 3D view.