A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

In training the next generation of scholars and practitioners, START offers its students a chance to publish their work on this blog.

GTD Data Visualization Experience


GTD Data Visualization Experience

Friday, December 20, 2013
Author: 

Monique Ogburn, GTD Data Visualization Intern

Summer 2013

 

This summer I had the opportunity to work on an exciting data visualization project using data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). During this process, I got a chance to create a web-based application that allows users to view terrorist activity in various countries.  Working on this project gave me valuable practical experience in my field of study; I was able to apply fundamentals learned in the classroom to actual world issues.  This process has allowed me to improve my computer programming skills using languages such as Javascript, HTML and CSS.  I am happy that my supervisor and the other staff at START allowed me to be as creative as possible with the design of the project.  Other pluses included meeting and talking with other interns from other schools and some from other countries.  I learned a great deal and can now take what I have learned and teach someone else. 

 

In furtherance of its educational and professional development mission, START invites its students to write about their research experiences with the Consortium. 

This blog represents the opinions of the author, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of START or any office or agency of the United States Government.