History of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) with Jupyter

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is a Colombian guerrilla group that emerged in the mid-twentieth century after the assassination of the liberal leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán. As a result, multiple insurgents took by arms and decided to take shelter in the jungle to carry out a war of more than 60 years, where several locations in our country became the hotspots of historical moments in the history of this guerrilla war, one of the most ancient of the American continent.

With the help of the ArcGIS API for Python and the implementation of Jupyter, these places together with the territorial advance of the FARC is visualized and explained to the readers in order to demonstrate some of the techniques and developments that can be done with this platform. Similarly, it shows different ways to share our information, using servers or from the cloud, and how it is possible to interact with it by lines of code provided by the API.

The literary parts of the following piece comes from the synopsis of the article published by the magazine “Revista Semana” on November 19, 2012, named "FARC History", which brings us the situation that some municipalities of Colombia experienced.




In the presentation "History of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) with Jupyter" attendees will learn in a simple and interactive way how to start a file in Jupyter Notebook and how to include some tools for visualization and editing of the ArcGIS API for Python. Also, they will see how to interact with the map interface and save this as a Web Map file within their ArcGIS Online account. Finally, a little history on Colombia and the importance of signing peace agreements with the FARC.




GIS specialist engineer who has worked for ESRI Colombia, as a GIS Specialist Leader. During this time, I have been carrying out Python programming tasks published as Add Ins for ESRI Colombia clients. I have also built web applications integrating ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server and Network Analysis for ArcGIS.


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