I'm not entirely sure what we're looking at here, other than relationships between Mexican drug cartels. Maybe someone can shed some light on the subject.
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Data is probably from Project Coronado..
You could probably send an email or a tweet to the guy named in the lower left corner — Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán — for the full story.
This was also featured on http://www.fastcodesign.com, with an explanation of how to read it. Basically it shows the integration between cells of La Michoana and Government agencies, and the amount of information flowing between them:
How to draw this kind of map?
I wonder these nodes are manually placed?
The diagram looks sort of like a Gephi mapping, because of the curved network edges.
The layout looks like a force-directed layout with a fish-eye projection… but I’m not sure. =P
Thank you for your comment.
I hope an actionscript version of JUNG, java graph library, or any graph layout engines.
In the bottom right corner. There is a short explanation.
1. narcotraffickers ← connection → public-servants
2. capacity for arbitrating information
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