“The software creates a “heat map” that was found to be more accurate than seasoned police veterans at predicting where crimes would happen next …”
Link to article in Government Technology – http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Los-Angeles-Police-Getting-Results-from-Crime-Predicting-Software.html
Link to MIT Technology Review article - http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428354/la-cops-embrace-crime-predicting-algorithm/
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3D imagery of LA
Looks like Google is doing more with its 3D mapping – probably in anticipation of Apple’s launch of its new mapping. But this is pretty cool, and reminds me of what our vendor, Pictometry, has done for a couple of local cities based upon their oblique imagery (which is in Bing).
All of the commercial mapping competition keeps creating very powerful visualization tools for us.
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For those of you going to the ESRI conference, here are some events hosted by Latitude Geographics. I’m especially interested in seeing the new HTML 5 viewer
With so much going on during the conference, please also keep these Geocortex-related events in mind. We’ve got our annual Geocortex Picnic and BBQ taking place, the enlightening Geocortex Technology Update session and daily demos of our new Geocortex Viewer for HTML5.
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