Wikileaks released the IED attack locations between 2004 – 2009. The Guardian have cleaned up the data and done some nice mapping here. Coinciding with the arrival of my new workstation and ArcGIS install I decided to do some mapping myself. I have put all these images in a slideshow:
In addition I created this animated gif which illustrates the IED locations and intensity over time.
The British Population retains a strong sense of regional identity, epitomized by periodic campaigns for Scottish and Welsh devolution, or for Cornish self-government. There have been few studies into the regionalization of British surnames and none that utilize any register that can claim to be nationally representative. The National Social Map presented in this paper is the first comprehensive attempt to create a regional geography of Great Britain based upon the clustering of surnames. The resulting map illustrates a strong relationship between the population
If we assume that taxi are the generally present in areas where people
are, this could be a useful source of population mobility and certainly the sort of data which may be useful in real-time geodemographics.