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Defense & Security

Terrorism and Insurgency Events Map

Jane's has announced its new Terrorism and Insurgency Centre Events Map. The new system provides up-to-the-minute interactive visual mapping of terrorist groups and events in order to reveal worldwide geographic patterns and trends in terrorism.

The map works with a database that includes detailed profile assessments of over 240 terrorist groups across the world. It allows decision makers from multi-national companies and major political players to build up an intelligence picture of areas where they have business or political interests. The map operates using ESRI's ArcIMS Geographical Information System, which is a software tool for delivering dynamic maps through the web. Using this technology, the map organizes data by geographical vicinity rather than by more conventional political and regional boundaries, instantly producing a visual relationship between previously un-associated incidents.