The Dashboard Spy

July 24, 2006

Dashboard Software: Terrorism Incident Dashboards – Tracking incidents, fatalities, injuries with a knowledge base

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — Tags: , — dashboardspy @ 9:52 am

Dashboard Software Topic: Using dashboards as a front-end to a world-wide terrorist incident tracking database.

Here’s a very nicely designed front-end to an interesting database. I particularly like the incident analysis wizard where you choose the visualization you want.

Unfortunately, terrorism has not gone away. A comprehensive terrorism activity database with data reaching back as far as 1968 is available at The database is presented via a dashboard-type interface as the following screenshots show. One can only hope, that in some way, our advances in Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Dashboards can contribute to the fight against this terrible activity.

Terrorism Incident Dashboard

Query Dashboard

Incident Dashboard

Tags: Dashboard Software, Dashboards 

Homework: Read up on terrorism here: books on terrorism

If you are on an enterprise dashboard project, do yourself a favor and take a look at Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books on business dashboards.


  1. […] Homework: Check out this terrorism database dashboard with incidents dating back to the 60’s. […]

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  2. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about dashboards. It is good to see such information. I have been studying this topic for many months now and am glad to see so many examples. I will visit your site often.

    I was very interested in seeing your post about “KPI Requirements for Dashboard Projects – Using the KPI business scorecards”. Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The business scorecards graphic is very nice. I like the colors and the questions are very interesting – What Question? Who’s Asking, Why is it Important, etc. I think it is very good. I also like the layout of the screen. I have a question about the boxes on the right side. Is the user supposed to type the answers to the questions into the boxes?

    Comment by saibaba — November 22, 2007 @ 1:46 am

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