Geographic Information Systems and Crime Mapped Crime Alerts

Geographic Information Systems — GIS — is a visual way to map and geolocate data.  There’s Big Money in GIS mapping when it comes to matters of Public Health trends and systems and in proactively predicting the where, how and why crime will appear in your local municipality.

Because New York City is so big and massive and filled with folks from across the socioeconomic spectrum, crime mapping the Big Apple makes for a rich experience.

Here’s a recent, and keen, GIS visualization of SpotCrime’s report for Greenwich Village in New York City:

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When Nothing Indicates Something

Nothing is always something.  The lack of finding something isn’t an indicator of failure — it is actually a revelation that what we thought was there, was not.  Recently, the New York Times reported on the “failure” of the promise of genetic mapping research to help find more cures:

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Watching the Athens Wildfires

The Athens wildfires have devastated much of the countryside, but what we find most interesting is the speed in which NASA provided satellite imagery to Greece to help that government effort track wildfire patterns:

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GIS in Public Health

This article represents a quick presentation of what is possible with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software.  We were pleased to provide some GIS content for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill publishing for three textbooks in 2008: World Geography and Cultures, Glencoe World History and The American Vision — all with a combined expected worldwide sales of 750,000 copies.

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