Ruby: Visualizing US Drone Strike Data.

This morning I discovered an interesting data set

Historical Data About Every Reported United States Drone Strike
from http://dronestre.am/
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THIS DATA WAS ACCESSED 8/31/2013

So I decided to make some quick visualizations using Google api.
The Data can be downloaded in JSON format and looks like this:
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Parse out the coordinates of each strike using ruby:
ruby_heatmap

Heat Maps
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Accumulate strike totals by country:
pirbycountry

Pie Chart By Country
Country Pie

Code to display the date of a strike, and its attributes; deaths, civilians, injuries, and children.
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Reported US Drone Strikes 2012 – 2013 stacked chart
2012-2013Drone Strikes

Entire Time Range of drone.am dataset accessed 8/31/2013

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One thought on “Ruby: Visualizing US Drone Strike Data.

  1. Sam shaw

    Hi there,

    I’m doing a project on Islamic radicalization that will be applied to drone strike statistics. Is there any chance of getting an updated regional heat map?

    all the best,
    Sam Shaw

    Reply

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