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ANTz Visualizations

Afghanistan Violence, January-September 2010

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Data kindly provided by Jenn Gold.

Instructions

Download and extract this zip file for the correct executable and .bat file to use with this dataset.

Use the form below to select object types and colors. If you simply scroll down and click the Submit button you will download the compete Afghanistan 2010 Violence dataset with default object and color settings. Set the start month and end month to narrow your scope. I have made some assumptions about what parameters of the dataset might be of interest, but this is certainly open to suggestion. This is intentionally one of the simpler implementations possible. There may be other useful and more complex representations, for example using keywords from event Notes as sub-subobjects

Click Submit and download the file as ANTZ0001.CSV to the directory containing the previously-extracted files. Overwrite any existing files. Run the file named afghan2010violence.bat. The ant.exe executable should launch and automatically open the downloaded CSV data file.

Select an object and hit the "U" key to get supplementary data.

Select Start and End Year

Start Month:

End Month:

Select Core Object Type

By selectiong a Core Object Type, you are setting the central geometric object.

Enter Core Object Type 1 Scale:

Enter Core Object Type 2 Scale:

Select Subobject Geometry, Origin Offset, Keyword, and Rotation Rate

Subobjects represent people killed in action, wounded in action, or missing in action..

Select Colors For Subobjects Representing KIA, WIA, and MIA, and Keyword

There are three subobjects representing Killed-In-Action, Wounded-In-Action, and Missing-In-Action. Use the Color Legend below as a guide.

Select Color for keyword:

Select Colors for Event Type

By selecting a Default Color, you update or change the color for all of the event types at once. The current default color is dark turquoise (#14).

Select colors for the various event types individually..

Event Types Color Legend

Arson:

Arson-Hijacked:

Captured:

Complex Attack:

Gas:

Gas-SAF:

Grenade:

Hijacked:

Hostage:

Hostage-SAF:

IED:

IED Attack:

IED-Kidnap:

IED-Mine:

IED-SAF:

IED-VBIED:

Kidnap:

Kidnap-Poison:

Kidnap-Killed:

Kidnap-SAF:

Kidnap/Killed:

Kidnap/SAF:

Landmine:

Mine:

Mortar:

Rocket:

RPG:

SAF:

SAF-Kidnap1:

SAF-Arson:

SAF-Hostage:

SAF-IED:

SAF-Kidnap2:

SIED:

SIED-SAF:

Stolen:

SVBIED:

SVBIED-SAF:

SVBIED-VBIED:

UNK:

Unk-Kidnap:

VBIED:

Legend