Tuesday July 26, 2016

Turkey recently went through an unsuccessful coup attempt, in which at least 265 were killed. Army vehicles attacked government buildings and blocked bridges.

Since 1946, there have been 550 coup d'etats but only 41% have been successful.

This map feature, posted by Vocativ, shows where in the world there have been successful coups (a coup is deemed successful when the new leaders hold their position of power for more than a month).

(Source: Max Galka)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Tuesday Jul 26, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Monday July 18, 2016

Paris. Orlando. San Bernadino. Terrorists have attacked these areas in recent months. However, there have been many attacks, in countries where western media tend to overlook.

This interactive map uses crowdsourced data from Wikipedia, updated in near-real time, to present a chronology of terrorist attacks around the globe.

(Source: Esri)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Jul 18, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Thursday June 30, 2016

"Every country must join together to overcome this transnational threat by supporting and protecting victims while pursuing and prosecuting the criminals. On the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, let us resolve to act as one in the name of justice and dignity for all."
                                                     Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Visit the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre to learn more about the following types of human trafficking cases:        
  • Domestic Sex Trafficking of Adults
  • Sex Trafficking of International Adults and Children
  • Forced Labor
  • Domestic Servitude

(Source: United Nations)

Posted by Denize Tan in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Thursday Jun 30, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share