Deaths in Iraq: 2004 - 2009

Deaths in Iraq: 2004 - 2009

A while back, Wikileaks published Military logs from the conflict in Iraq covering the period between 2004 and 2009. The Guardian then published a cleaned-up dataset which categorises every death recorded in the logs, along with a date, time and location. You can get the dataset here

  • Click on the fullscreen icon to run the visualisation - theres a lot of data to load, so be patient :)
  • The visualisation runs forward in time, plotting each death on a map. Larger circles represent higher numbers of deaths in a single incident.
  • You can select which categories of info are displayed by clicking on the checkboxes on the right hand side.
  • You can change how quickly the visualisation runs and change how long each dot stays on the screen by moving the sliders on the left.

It’s my first stab at doing something like this, so all feedback much appreciated (you can contact me on twitter as @JimAnning)

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Posted Apr 11, 2011
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