Archive for October 18th, 2007

The Global Incident Map

Possible the coolest use of Google Earth I’ve seen yet (which is saying something), the Global Incident Map webpage is an automatically-updating visual representation of “terrorism and security incidents” worldwide. Not only is it a really slick application in it’s own right, it provides an excellent tool for (admittedly, limited-scope) pattern analysis. In some ways, it’s kind of an open-source intelligence analyst’s wet-dream. I’m highly impressed, as you can tell, and suspect you will be, as well. Bookmark this – heck, make it your browser’s home page; you know you want to.

(thanks to Tracey at the HSDLW)

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Live From the Front

Is there anything the blogosphere likes reading about more than, well, the blogosphere? Probably, but let’s pretend for a moment that reading blog posts about blogs and blogging is more than just narcissistic navel-gazing, and actually a, you know, legitimate and respectable hobby. That will, ideally, allow you to enjoy a recent Naval War College paper entitled “Live From the Front: Operational Ramifications of Military Web Logs in Combat Zones”.
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