Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Homicide Report Drops Google Maps

The Los Angeles Times has relaunched its impressive Homicide Report. In the latest update the LA Times has decided to drop Google Maps and move to the LeafletJS platform.

Since 2007 The Homicide Report has been mapping and blogging about homicides in Los Angeles. The map allows readers to view a map of homicides in the city. It includes the option to filter the homicides by neighborhood, cause of death, race/ethnicity, age, gender and by day of the week.

The map includes a neat marker clustering system that not only shows the total number of homicides within each clustered marker but the markers are also sized to reflect the number of homicides in a city neighborhood.

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