Mapping Arms Data (MAD)

The Mapping Arms Data (MAD) visualization project is produced by PRIO and the Igarapé Institute. It represents an upgrade of the original global small arms, light weapons and ammunition visualization produced by Google as part of the Google Ideas INFO (Illicit Networks Forces in Opposition) Summit with support from the Igarapé Institute.

MAD features over 35 000 records of the exports and imports of small arms and ammunition from more than 262 states and territories between 1992 and 2014. The updated tool incorporates additional data and new features and is available here. The original tool is still available here. To find out more about MAD click here to see the FAQ, or click here to examine all the source data which is held on the NISAT database.

Please note that the MAD visualization is best viewed with an up to date version of the Chrome or Firefox browsers. It is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

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 MAD in the news

It has also featured in many other news articles, including Atlantic Wire, Forbes, Guns, Google blog, Huffington Post and Mashable.

Launching MAD

 An updated version of MAD was launched on May 31 2014 at the Human Target conference in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. For more information, see the press release.