Animated flash map of Iraq war casualties
by phil on Thursday Mar 30, 2006 1:02 AM
The animation runs at ten frames per second - one frame for each day - and a single black dot indicates the geographic location that a coalition military fatality occurred. Each dot starts as a white flash and a larger red dot which fades to black over the span of 30 frames/days, and then slowly fades to grey over the span of the entire war. (View the animation)via digg.
DamonC said on March 30, 2006 5:31 AM:
It would be interesting if the author of this program did another animation including the Iraqi deaths (civilian and military).
Charon said on July 9, 2006 11:26 PM:
I love these projects, they sure beat the hell out of watching your local TV station spout off one piece of bad news after another.
It seems like it'd be hard to exhaust all the uses for this info-vis movement. I'd love to see this information used in a way to determine some cost-benefit metric for the war in Iraq and "the war on terror". Perhaps Shi'a & Sunni specific insurgency patterns and as mentioned previously, Iraqi civilian casualties.
Whats the source of the raw data and how was it tabulated? Peace.