Saturday, November 14, 2009

Conflict History

Conflict History | 1901-1913

All the wars, choose your years.

Discuss: 1) As a visual display of a database, how does this do? 2) What are the advantages of linking it to Google Maps? 3) What are the disadvantages of the ubiquitous use of Google Maps? 4) Is this a case where geography is the right abstraction for visualization? a) it locates conflict in familiar space b) non-spatial locations (time, magnitude of conflict) might be more revealing?

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