Maps & Charts

this page last updated: Tuesday 20 November 2018

One Map That Explains the Dangerous Saudi-Iranian Conflict.

One Map That Explains the Dangerous Saudi-Iranian Conflict

6 January 2016

What the map shows is that, due to a peculiar correlation of religious history and anaerobic decomposition of plankton, almost all the Persian Gulf’s fossil fuels are located underneath Shiites. This is true even in Sunni Saudi Arabia, where the major oil fields are in the Eastern Province, which has a majority Shiite population.

Mapping Police Violence.

The US National Police Violence Map

29 September 2015

At least 242 black people have been killed by police in the U.S. in 2015. Get the facts about police violence in your community to make the case for change.

Property acquired by overseas companies 2005 – July 2014.

Selling England by the offshore pound

20 September 2015

Over the last year Private Eye has revealed the extent of ownership of British land by offshore companies, generally for tax avoidance and often to conceal dubious wealth. Now the Eye has created an easily searchable online map of these properties, revealing for the first time the British property interests of companies based in tax havens from Panama to Luxembourg, and from Liechtenstein to the South Pacific island of Niue. Using Land Registry data released under Freedom of Information laws, and then linking more than 100,000 land title register entries to specific addresses, the Eye has tracked all leasehold and freehold interests acquired by offshore companies between 2005 and 2014.

Fatalities from terrorism in EU countries 1968–2013.

Minority of fatalities from terrorism in Europe due to Islamist attacks

18 January 2015

Publicly available data show that almost 80% of terrorism fatalities in EU countries between 1968 and 2013 were not caused by Islamist attacks. more »

No Justice for All.

Incarceration Nation — No Justice for All

27 June 2012

In the US, incarceration has become a huge and growing problem (and very profitable to private corporations). Since the 1970s, the incarcerated population has grown ten times more than the growth of the general population. A large amount of tax money is being spent to keep non-violent prisoners in jail. This infographic shows just how much the US uses to keep prison rates high instead of trying to keep graduation rates high. more »

US Military and CIA Interventions since World War II.

US Military and CIA Interventions since World War II

18 October 2011

Source: William Blum, Killing Hope (2004) and Rogue State (2005).

The State of Working America.

The State of Working America

4 September 2011

From 1947 to 1979, wages tracked steadily upward alongside gains in productivity, most workers got a bigger share of economic gains as wages grew, and household debt was a proportion of disposable income. From 1980, with the arrival of conservatives Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, wages flatlined whilst productivity increased, the top fifth of society took the largest share of economic gains whilst the lowest in society saw dramatic falls in gains, and household debt rose to unsustainable levels.

Minerals in Afghanistan.

Minerals in Afghanistan

15 June 2010

A joint team from the Pentagon, US Geological Service and USAID has calculated Afghanistan's mineral deposits are worth at least $900bn. more »

Tracing Human History Through Genetic Mutations.

Tracing Human History Through Genetic Mutations

26 April 2009

By examining DNA patterns that are inherited maternally or paternally, scientists can trace human lineages back to the original branches, or sons and daughters, of a genetic Adam and an Eve.



17 June 2008

The proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline has a rival: the “peace pipeline” aka the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline. They both aim to supply Pakistan and India with much needed gas. more »


The Proposed TAPI Pipeline

22 December 2003

Starting in the mid-1990s, Unocal and its partners planned to build a 1,000 mile gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Multan, Pakistan.

Cheney Energy Task Force.

The Cheney Energy Task Force

17 July 2003

Released under the Freedom of Information Act, these documents feature a map of Iraqi oil-fields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as the foreign suitors for Iraqi oil-field contracts — dated March 2001.

Oilfields & Facilities.

Iraqi oilfields and facilities

25 September 2002

Produced in 1992, this map shows oilfields, pipelines, refineries and export terminals.


Iraq's southern oilfields

25 September 2002

This map shows the oilfields situated around the Iraq-Kuwait border.

Central Asia & Caucasus.

Oil and natural gas export infrastructure in Central Asia and the Caucasus

14 July 2002

This map shows gas and oil fields, and existing and proposed pipelines.

Caspian Basin.

Existing and potential oil and gas export routes from the Caspian Basin

14 July 2002

Shows the routes that go east and west.

Caspian and Middle East.

Oil and military presence in Caspian and Middle East region

14 July 2002

This map shows pipelines, US military bases, oil-producing regions and ports.

Precious Metals.

Afghanistan's precious metals

14 July 2002

Sn = tin

Au = gold

Pb/Zn = lead/zinc

Fe = iron

Cu = copper

Hg = mercury


Afghanistan's gemstones

14 July 2002

Show the locations of ruby/spinel, tourmaline, emerald, kunzite, lapis and aquamarine.


Afghanistan's major gemstone mines

14 July 2002

Shows the activity in the north eastern region — produced in 2001.

Criminal Network.

The ‘BushLaden’ Network

14 July 2002

The ties between the Bush family, the CIA, financial institutions and the bin-Laden family.

Media Ownership.

Number of corporations that control nearly all US media

14 July 2002

The number of corporations went from 50 in 1983, to only six in 2000.

Caspian Sea.

The Caspian Sea's proven and estimated oil reserves

12 July 2002

Shows the figures for Russia, Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan.


Afghanistan at a Glance

7 June 2002

Recent political developments in Afghanistan.