futurejournalismproject:

Google Just Produced a MAD Visualization
Mapping Arms Data, that is. It visualizes the imports and exports of small arms, light weapons, and ammunition across 250 states and territories between 1992 and 2010. Specifically:

• Military weapons include artillery, mortars, machine guns (sub, light, and heavy), assault rifles, combat shotguns, and machine pistols.
• Civilian arms consist of pistols, revolvers, sporting shotguns, sporting rifles (anything not rated as a military item including fully automatic weaponry).
• Ammunition includes shotgun shells and small caliber ammo (anything below 14.5mm which isn’t fired from a shotgun).

It was produced as part of the Google Ideas INFO (Illicit Networks, Forces in Opposition) Summit. Read more about it here.
FJP: We particularly like its use of WebGL, which is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive graphics. It’s alarming, illuminating, and pretty mesmerizing to play with.
Image: Screenshot from the visualization.

This is amazing. 

futurejournalismproject:

Google Just Produced a MAD Visualization

Mapping Arms Data, that is. It visualizes the imports and exports of small arms, light weapons, and ammunition across 250 states and territories between 1992 and 2010. Specifically:

• Military weapons include artillery, mortars, machine guns (sub, light, and heavy), assault rifles, combat shotguns, and machine pistols.

• Civilian arms consist of pistols, revolvers, sporting shotguns, sporting rifles (anything not rated as a military item including fully automatic weaponry).

• Ammunition includes shotgun shells and small caliber ammo (anything below 14.5mm which isn’t fired from a shotgun).

It was produced as part of the Google Ideas INFO (Illicit Networks, Forces in Opposition) Summit. Read more about it here.

FJP: We particularly like its use of WebGL, which is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive graphics. It’s alarming, illuminating, and pretty mesmerizing to play with.

Image: Screenshot from the visualization.

This is amazing. 

(via thenextweb)