Social Unrest Reconnaissance Gazetteer (or SURGE) is a Web-based application that provides an open system to visualize and integrate spatio-temporal data about social unrest events with related data layers in South Asia to facilitate data-driven as well as model-based investigations and analyses. Currently, the system displays eight categories of unrest, based primarily on the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT) and the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). Users have the ability to select a single day or a range of dates along with the category of unrest they are interested to investigate. The users also have the option to normalize the raw event counts by population density. Additionally, the users can view infrastructure layers that facilitate or hinder the diffusion of unrest events (e.g., collated from an open GIS data-source: OpenStreetMap (www.openstreetmap.org)) and choropleth layers to display various socio-economic indicators (e.g., derived from global surveys and government census data such as the 2011 India census data (cenusindia.gov.in) and IPUMS Terra (data.terrapop.org)). Currently, SURGE displays unrest events for India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as heat map layers in multiple spatial resolutions. Challenges have involved geo-synchronization, data conversions, and displaying multiple layers of dense geospatial datasets. Future capabilities include automatic ingestion of raw data and standardizing levels of unrest using significant predictors.