Data scientist Akihiko Kusanagi has developed an interactive data visualization illustrating all of the missile test flights carried out by North Korea from 1984 to 2017. The visualization uses data from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ North Korea Missile Test Database, which logs all test flights of North Korean missiles with a payload of at least 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) and capable of traveling at least 300 kilometers (186 miles). The visualization maps the height and distance of each missile path on a globe and color codes each path to indicate if the test was a success or failure.
Visualizing the Threat of North Korean Missiles
Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.