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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Sergey Brin's Parkinson's Predestiny

On November 19, 2007, I wrote an article — 23andMe and the Ticking Timebomb Within — wondering about the new DNA testing service started by Sergey Brin’s wife.  On September 18, 2008, Sergey Brin started a new blog revealing his 23andMe genetic profile suggested a predestiny for Parkinson’s disease.  

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