We all hear about the deaths of UK and US troops, it’s great fodder for News networks and war mongers. This map though pinpoints where 65,649 Iraqi civilians have died and allows you to visualize the results in context of some major US cities (New York, Washington, LA).

The goal of this project is to give you a better perspective on the toll that war has taken on the civilian population of Iraq. By clicking on one of the cities below, the map of a place you are familiar with will be overlaid with data representing civilian deaths in Iraq over a five year period.

This idea allows people to apply context to the data, and eliminates some of the ambiguity introduced by geographical awareness.