Best Crime Mapping Yet
Steve Outing writes:
The site is an interactive and visual database of crimes committed in Chicago. A really cool feature is the site's use of Google Maps integrated into the crime-stats listings. Here's an example page.And
as you may know, you can flip a Google Map to satellite view -- in this
case pinpointing down to the street level where crimes occurred, as
seen in the image below. (I doubt these flags on the image are accurate
down to the building, of course, but they do clearly indicate on which
block a crime was committed.)
I'm surprised no newspaper companies have come out with this already. Ok, I lied, I'm not that surprised. The person who developed the site (Adrian Holovaty) is a journalist, though.
I can see the idea popping up in other cities - maybe tied to a real estate website? Well, maybe not real estate sites. I think it does have some real world applications, though.