News that the U.S. Iraq death toll reached 4,000, was accompanied by maps from icasualties.org. The Iraq Coalition Casualty Count analyzes military casualties, with a mapping view for a number of key statistics that include wounded and killed by home county, by city, by state, by home base. There are also maps for fatalities by province in Iraq.
In addition to the map search functionality, there’s also the ability to view and query a database. The database has fields for name, rank, age, service branch, unit, cause of death, where killed and home town. Details are updated as information becomes fully available.
The site is set up by amateurs that have no affiliation to government or news sources. They update the site in their spare time, and aim to be timely. They have extensive notes on their methodology, with a goal for unbiased and authoritative coverage of important war-related metrics. The are funded solely by donations.
In addition to U.S. casualties, they also include Iraqi casualties. This group also tracks all coalitions involved in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The maps that the site displays aren’t great. An Associated Press feature that I read in my home paper has much better map presentation of U.S. casualties, but their source was the icasualties website.