About the Worldmap

The Worldmap is the visual access point to the Factbook and its case studies. Alternatively, case studies can also be accessed via the list view, or by using the filter function

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Case study markers

To access a case study, simply click on a case study marker, which is displayed on the map as a dark-coloured location pin. Depending on the zoom level, if two or more case studies appear in the same coordinates, case study markers are displayed as numbers on white circles, denoting the number of case studies featured in those particular coordinates.

A note on each case study marker’s position: coordinates are chosen to capture the main locality of the case study as accurately as possible. However, in many cases, a case study location cannot be easily identified as a specific coordinate, as many case studies have a large geographical scope covering entire countries or world regions. In such cases, a generic set of coordinates, usually the capital city or geographic centre of the case study country or region, is used.

Data source

Data used to generate the Factbook Worldmap were taken from Natural Earth. Specifically, satellite-derived land cover data were taken from the 1:10m raster data package 'Natural Earth I with Shaded Relief, Water, and Drainages'.


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Filtering case studies

Case studies can be filtered according to duration (i.e. whether or not a situation is still ongoing), fragility risk (i.e. compound climate-fragility risks, based on the report “A New Climate for Peace”), resource, type of conflict driver, region, presence of violence, and type of resolution strategy. Alternatively, case studies can be filtered via key words using the ‘full-text search’ field.

A note on names and boundaries

Because we feature conflicts over a long time span (i.e. from 1945 onwards), it is inevitable that borders and country names have changed. Nonetheless, the Factbook Worldmap only provides a single map showing current countries and borders.