A Primer on Geocoding for Peace and Conflict Studies

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Geocoding tools, which associate an event or data point with a latitude and longitude, are increasingly utilized to understand the spatial dimension of peace and conflict. These tools also highlight the role of technology in studying aspects of conflict that are linked to a particular place, and bring to the fore ethical considerations involved in this new approach to conflict analysis.

This report explores the concept of geocoding, its evolution, and its benefits and drawbacks. The report goes on to summarise the many software tools that can be used in geocoding, the public data available for mapping, best practice in data collection in the field, and ethical concerns around using geocoded data. Finally, the paper offers practical suggestions for working with peace agreements and ceasefires as geocoded locations.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPeaceRep
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2023

Publication series

NamePeace Analytics Series
PublisherPeace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform

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