Brookline, MA Police Chief Daniel O’Leary will launch the Homesafe Program using tech from the LoJack SafetyNet Inc., a subsidiary of Westwood-based LoJack Corp, to help track down missing people who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other cognitive disorders.
The cost of the tracking system and bracelets will be $30 a month or $330 a year, but a $20,000 donation provided by the Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation will enable the town to provide financial assistance to families who can’t afford the program.
Police are partnering with the Brookline Community Mental Health Center and the Council on Aging for the program. O’Leary said Boston has a similar program up and running and Cambridge and Newton are looking into it.
I've seen companies offering such tracking on a client by client basis, but I suppose there is more money to be made if the local police are behind it. I wonder if the data goes through the local GIS or dispatch for mapping or if its all done at LoJack?
Franklin County, Alabama is crowdsouricing the locations of storm shelters for use by officials. Knowing their locations means responders can check these shelters after looking for trapped folks in the main house.
To have any shelter, including home basements, added to the GIS layer, contact...
- Franklin County Times
Dana Point's [California] new interactive mapping website, called Community View, is now live, offering public information on everything from beach locations to wedding sites to land-use zoning and more.
The geographical information system, or GIS, is provided under an $8,000-a-year contract the city approved last month with Digital Map Products.
I could not full use the app since it seems Safari is not supported - only IE and Firefox. (The help is copyright 2007 - does that mean no new browser support has been added since then?) I also found the "turn layer off" menu choice at the bottom of the list of layers in the menu unfamiliar.
- OC Register