Global conflict map

A perennially popular request is the creation of global "conflict maps" summarizing the state of world events over time and the intensity of conflict activity at any given location on earth. To explore the potential of Google BigQuery to make possible the creation of whole-of-earth global views onto conflict, we created the map below, which displays all locations from which GDELT monitored events on at least 16 distinct days and colors that location by the percent of events from that location that were deemed "conflict" in nature.

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Alex E

“Maps are like campfires – everyone gathers around them, because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance, and find agreement about how to help the land.”