Tutorial: How to Navigate Public Reports

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The primary analytic overview will be stated here, succinctly. Authors have 400 characters including spaces to state their thesis. This section is purposely short because mobile design requires succinct yet thorough thesis statements upfront.

The secondary paragraph will appear here supporting the central thesis above. The graphics and pictures used will be within the public domain, CC0, or openly licensed.


This section will briefly highlight specific activities and data that will appear throughout the Text/Timeline/Graph functions, especially the major GEOINT themes.

Mobile Content is Primary

Tearline employs a "mobile first" and responsive design philosophy so the reporting will travel further in a world of more smartphone and tablet screens than desktops. The web browser version will respond well on any modern smartphone or tablet.

Native apps are also available in the Apple Store and Google Play. The functionality of the app is parred down slightly from the web version. Search for "Tearline."

Green Data Links

Readers will notice two types of links within this section: regular blue hyperlinks and green data links . Green data links point to underlying data sets. If you hover over a green data link with your mouse, a pop-up box will show the data type as listed in the "Data Sources" section.

Internal Graphic

The Graphs section is designed to contain bar charts, histograms, infographics, and visualizations that can tell large portions of the story standing alone. The Graphs function is especially important for the Tearline apps because many mobile readers often seek out high-quality visualizations before text.

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External Visualization

This section embeds external visualization services such as Tableau and other active content.

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About The Authors

Guest Author

Senior Analyst

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Methodologies Reviewed by NGA