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Geographic Information System (GIS)


Geographic Information System (GIS)

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Advancing U.S. CWMD/CWMT Capabilities in Support of the SIGMA+ Program through Development of Anticipatory Human Social Systems Models and Adversary Weapon Selection Decision Processes Steve Sin, Thomas Guarrieri March, 2020 to March, 2022
Tracking Cartels: Exploiting Open Sources to Identify Trends Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin July, 2019 to July, 2020
Expand the Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Database Marcus A. Boyd January, 2019 to December, 2019
The Arctic All-Hazards GIS Platform Marcus A. Boyd September, 2018 to June, 2019
Open-Source Geospatial Analysis of Criminal Activity Marcus A. Boyd January, 2017 to June, 2018
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance Marcus A. Boyd July, 2015 to July, 2016
PRND Capability Development Framework Mapping John Sawyer, Marcus A. Boyd December, 2012 to June, 2015
Organized and/or Transnational Crime/Drug Cartel Nexus with Illicit Radiological/Nuclear Trade, Smuggling and/or Terrorism in Europe and North, Sahelian and West Africa Amy Pate, John Sawyer, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin September, 2013 to March, 2015
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 Woods, Brady; House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus A. START Reports
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance December 2017 Boyd, Marcus A. Research Brief
Huachicoleros: Violence in Guanajuato Over Control of Illicit Petroleum June 2020 Henkin, Samuel D. Research Brief
Major Cartel Operational Zones in Mexico June 2020 Henkin, Samuel D. Research Brief
Searching for the Nuclear Silk Road: Geospatial Analysis of Potential Illicit Radiological and Nuclear Material Trafficking Pathways January 2016 Boyd, Marcus A.; Sin, Steve Book Chapter
The Pits: Violence in Michoacán Over Control of Avocado Trade June 2020 Henkin, Samuel D. Research Brief
The Violent Rise of Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) June 2020 Henkin, Samuel D. Research Brief
Tracking Cartels: Exploiting Open Sources to Identify Trends November 2019 Boyd, Marcus A.; Henkin, Samuel D. Research Brief
Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool March 2016 Boyd, Marcus A.; Sin, Steve Project Fact Sheet
Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool: Project Fact Sheet September 2013 Sawyer, John Project Fact Sheet
Image Title Job Title Institution
Adam Martin

Junior Researcher – Geospatial Analyst

University of Maryland
Joshua House

GIS Coordinator, START

University of Maryland
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

Director, Graduate Studies, START

University of Maryland

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