Here are the seven most important tips for finding your way in this Factbook:
1. Display options and further information:
There are two different options to display the Factbook: The world map ("map view"), in which conflicts are displayed by a marker on the map, and the tabular view, with conflicts listed as a table. By clicking on the “about”-button in the tabular view, or the “info”-icon in the map view you get access to further information about the Factbook, such as this tutorial, a documentation including two FAQs, example use cases, and a background section explaining the rationale of this tool.
2. Switching between views:
Map view to tabular view:
Click on the number icon and then "Explore all Elements in the ECC Database". This will guide you to the tabular view of conflicts. Unfortunately, all filters will be lost.
Click on the information (i) icon to access the info-box.
Tabular view to map view:
Click on the "Switch to Mapview" button to access the world map. Unfortunately, all filters will be lost.
Click on the "About" button to switch to the About page.
3. Using the map for exploration:
In the map view, you can explore conflicts by scrolling around the world map and zooming in or out.
By clicking on a conflict marker, you can see a short description of the conflict.
By clicking on the short description, you will be guided to the conflict's factsheet containing more comprehensive information on the conflict.
4. Filtering in the map view:
To find a specific conflict you are looking for, or to filter across criteria, you can use the filter bar on the right.
By clicking on the filter symbol, you get access to a detailed filtering menu.
A detailed guide on filtering explains this functionality in detail.
5. Filtering in the tabular view:
Of course, you can also use the tabular view for filtering. While you cannot see the location of the conflicts there, this might be easier because you have the full screen available for filtering.
6. Dossiers and exporting:
You can also create and export dossiers of conflicts by clicking on them in the tabular view. Find a short tutorial here.
The factsheets are the core of this tool. Accessible through the map and the tabular view, it is here that you can find detailed case studies, infographics, data and additional resources to understand conflicts of interest.