An Interactive Map Serves To Protect Cultural Sites

An Interactive Map Serves To Protect Cultural Sites
Technology

How data can be utilized to possibly prevent future attacks on historical landmarks

Jiwon Kim
  • 1 june 2016

Terrorist groups are largely to blame for the destruction of a number of cultural sites in the past few years. In response, an organization called the Antiquities Coalition is attempting to stop future attacks through the creation of an interactive map. This group’s mission is to stop “cultural racketeering: the illicit trade in antiquities by organized criminals and terrorist organizations.” This map, called the Incident Analyzer, shows exactly how different groups have caused a large scale of destruction.

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