Analysis with QGIS – Boko Haram Question Part 1

Well it was nice reviewing the cartographic tools that QGIS has to offer, but I think I’ll put that topic to bed for a while, so I will be reviewing the Spatial Analysis capabilities that QGIS has in its toolbox in the next few posts.  Please keep in mind that this analysis is not extensive and there are many different methods that our analysis question can be answered.  The method that I utilize in this article is only meant to demonstrate the geospatial analysis tools within QGIS.  So without further ado, I would like to perform analysis with QGIS – Boko Haram Question Part 1.[1]

Analysis Question

With the recent surge of activity from the terrorist group Boko Haram, Continue reading

Overview of Boko Haram

Brief Overview of Boko Haram

From early reporting the Islamic group, officially called, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (“People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”,, also known as Boko Haram) started in 2002 in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria, by Mohammed Yusuf (from Yobe State in northern Nigeria), and from the groups inception they strived to establish a Sharia Government in Borno State. Continue reading

Integrating OutWit and Tor

This post is little off topic for my blog, but with anyone who conducts analysis they will understand that without data you cannot perform your tradecraft.  So today I would like to map out the steps of anonymizing your data collection effort with Integrating OutWit and Tor. So lets begin.

Downloading and Setting up Tor Browser:

First you will need to download the latest version of the Tor Browser and OutWit Firefox Add-On. Continue reading


I have been wanting to start a blog about what I do and how I do it. And now is the time. I’ve been working in geospatial field for some time now, and I think that I would like to get what I do out there. I hope you enjoy my stuff.

p.s. The term geospatialating came from a work colleague who used it regularly to describe “GIS stuff”. I thought it was unique. Thanks