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

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool

Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool


TransIT was developed to address the research objectives above for Central America, North and West Africa, and Europe, but it can be expanded to other illicit trafficking contexts. The model calculates optimized routes of TCOs based on a variety of risk indices and accounting for 12 modes of transportation: road, tunnel, foot, commercial and passenger aviation, Cessna, ultra-light aircraft, shipping, go-fast boats, pangas, full and semi-submersibles, sailboats, and rail.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Sin, Steve, and Marcus Boyd. 2016. "Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool." College Park, MD. March.  https://www.start.umd.edu/sites/default/files/publications/local_attachments/START_TransIT_ProjectFactSheet_March2016.pdf

START Author(s): 
Marcus A. BoydSteve Sin
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