Each record consists of 98 attributes including ID, time, location, target, weapon, and so on. It is basically a time-series data set. Considering this property, GTD site also provides a graphical interface with this data set, called GTD Data Rivers which generates and shows a diagram like a big flow of water.
The Combo box at the top of the screen shows the list of attributes users can choose. The main part of the screen demonstrates the change of terrorism activities corresponding to the choice users made over time. Adjusting the red bar at the left bottom, users can narrow down the focus they want to see. The right bottom part of the screen illustrates the amount of each element in the Data Rivers above.