Latest Crime Prediction Software for Police and other Government GIS News
The program is called PredPol, and it calculates its forecasts based on times and locations of previous crimes, combined with sociological information about criminal behavior and patterns. The technology has been beta tested in the Santa Cruz, California police department for the past year, and in an L.A. police precinct for the past six months, with promising results.
Predictive-analytics software is the latest piece of policing technology working its way into law-enforcement stations around the country, although it's going up against tight budgets, bureaucracy and a culture still clinging to its analog ways.
The predictive part of it is built on modeing used to predict aftershocks after earthquakes. Perhaps that's why the first users are in California? The team behind the product includes former politicians, an antrhopologist, mathematician and some folks associated with a co-working startup. No one has GIS, geography or law enforcement backgrounds.
The Gladstone City Commission voted to purchase a server for the city's new geographic information system at its meeting Monday night.
The article in the Michigan paper goes on to detail why there is a need for a new server and how much RAM it will have. I wonder if the move to the cloud will all but eliminate this sort of article? I think it'll be a while yet.
Burlington’s [NC] Geographic Information System Division made interactive Zoning, Collection and Downtown Parking maps accessible on the city’s web site, allowing users to obtain information on a particular piece of property, or downtown parking availability.
The parking map is not as valuable as it sounds - it notes lot locations, not if parking is available. The maps are built on a platform from Mobile 311 called ConnectGIS and are copyright 2011.
ConnectGIS is a web mapping interface and hosting service utilizing ESRI ArcGIS Server. Our software has been refined to be very intuitive for the non-GIS user, as well as provide powerful capabilities for GIS professionals.