Internet Geographer


A visualisation of the Wikileaks "vital locations" cable

My colleagues at Floatingsheep and I have created a map of one of the most controversial Wikileaks cables: a list of locations deemed vital to US security. I should point out that the locations highlighted in this map are only the cities in which these critical facilities are located, and not the actual facilities themselves.

These data offer a fascinating insight into the ways that the national security priorities of the United States span the entire globe. Head over to Floatingsheep for the full post and a downloadable KML file of the data.

See also:
* A choropleth map depicting the number of facilities in each country, made by some folks at University College London.
* My map of all the Wikileaks cables.
* And, a user-generated effort to plot the cables.