Thursday, March 08, 2012

Canberra Crime on Google Maps

Australian mapping blog All Things Spatial has published a nice review of two recent Google Maps based applications mapping crime in Canberra.

The Canberra Times has created a Crime in the Capital Map. This map shows the number of all crimes committed in the Australian capital during 2011. It is also possible to view heat map layers on the map that break down the data by type of crime.

The Australian Federal Police has also recently released their own Canberra Crime Statistics Map.

The map provides the local community with crime statistics, allows users to view comparisons between suburbs and displays crime trends over the past five years. Arek, of All Things Spatial, praises the map for its comprehensiveness. It really is a nicely designed map with an intuitive interface that allows the user to view, select and compare the underlying crime data.
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