Brookline MA Track Coyotes and other Crowdsourcing GIS News
Yes, coyotes in Brookline, MA. The GIS challenge: offer an online form for citizens where they can post sightings and see a map of them (up and running) or tap into the 311 reporting app called BrookOnLine as one selectman proposed.
- Brookline Patch
Wentzville Patch (MO) is crowdsourcing fish fry locations for lent.
A UK Charity is looking at violence data from the other side - not that of poice - but from victims and witnesses.
Today a new map of crime called Street Violence is launched by the charity Witness Confident.
Unlike Police.uk which displays official statistics of crimes at street level, the Street Violence map will display accounts of street robberies and attacks from witnesses and victims.
The motivation for this, as Witness Confident explain, is that a signficant portion of violent crime is not reported, so making it easier and quicker to share information about crime can help to reduce these lost cases.
The reports are sent to the Met Police but that group prefers calls over e-mail reporting of incidents.
- Guardian (which offers full access to the data)
by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 04:51 AM |