Modeling Afghanistan Insurgency with a GIS
Authors: Marcus Carwell, Manoj K Jha
We investigate the tracking and visualization of insurgent attacks on US-UN troops in Afghanistan based on the insurgentís use of the geography, terrain, population density, and infrastructure, also referred to as Environmental Variables (EVs). A heat map of areas with varying degree of vulnerabilities is shown to obtain safer routes for the movement of US-UN troops. The results show Afghanistan insurgentsí use different combination of EVs to maximize the vulnerability of US-UN troops.