Iraq Conflict Casualties Map in Google Earth

Homes of casualties from Iraq conflict in Google EarthIn response to All Saints/Veterans Day, someone decided to collect and post a memorial of those who gave their lives so far in the Iraq conflict from the Americans and Coalition Forces. The author is called ‘purblind_horus’ at the Google Earth Community and he wanted this to be as non-political as possible. He wanted to remember those who gave their lives. He is also working to show the even larger number of innocent Iraqi’s who have lost their lives.
Once you download the war casualties file , you will see placemarks showing the locations of the homes of each soldier. The information came from the official icasualties.org web site, and includes the 2212 casualties through 27-October-2005. In addition to the home location of each casualty, if you click on the placemark it may contain a photo, a link to basic background information, and links to other information, if available, such as news stories.
This is a valuable, and sobering, effort. It has been greatly appreciated by many at the GEC, and I hope some find it worthwhile here at the GEB as well. Here’s the original post. Good work ‘purblind_horus’!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for the map file. This is so sad! All these guys who will never see another birthday. And I know of two guys who commited suicide once back in Massachusetts after returning from Iraq. Does anyone track those casualties?

  2. Hello,
    I have featured this amazing tribute in our ‘Mapping Monday’ feature on our Facebook web page for San Diego Mesa Community College.
    Please log in and see this post if you’d like.
    http://www.facebook.com/mesagis
    Thank you to all who serve that we may live in safety.

Leave a Reply