With a GIS map, the user selects and displays geographic data. Besides visualizing geographic information, the user can dynamically interact with the map to see and understand the relationships between the objects and networks displayed. Quantile classifications of the data allow for the graphic display of geographic information changes over time, and provide the user a method for analyzing the geography of these changes across the Russian Federation.
Russian Federation data for 1999 and 2000, together with electoral data for elections from 1993 through 2000, is currently being processed and will be added to the atlas in March 2005. Additional modules covering Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan) and Ukraine are planned for release in 2005.
Support for this project has been provided by grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Program for Technological Innovation and Cooperation in Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) and from the University of Washington Libraries' 21st Century Fund.
IMPORTANT NOTE: at present the Interactive Atlas is still in development and some statistical display options provided here are not yet in final form. Please address comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.