Cool Heat Maps! Beta: Trulia Launches Interactive Crime Maps For 50 US Metro Areas
Adena Schutzberg Quotes from the Trulia News Release on All Points Blog:
Crime Maps leverages geodata from multiple partners, including CrimeReports.com, EveryBlock.com and SpotCrime.com, who work with hundreds of police agencies, crime feeds and news outlets to create a curated map of criminal activity in many metropolitan areas. Users can view crimes in a specific area, toggle between multiple neighborhoods, and directly compare the crime statistics of two different regions. Trulia also enables users to add insights, comments, and advice via Facebook’s Social Comments for additional context and information on top of the geodata.
More From Trulia’s Launch Announcement:
Upon launch, Trulia’s Crime Maps will be available in 50 counties, with plans to quickly expand nationwide. Trulia provides a visual heat map analysis of historical data. To ensure that the crime-related information on each map is as accurate as possible, Crime Maps automatically displays the last 2,500 crimes committed in a given area.
The Three Primary Parts of Trulia Crime Maps
- Neighborhood Crime Insights: Learn more about a neighborhood’s crime statistics using large interactive maps to view where and what types of crimes occur in neighborhoods across America. Compare time-of-day data, stack statistics of one neighborhood against another and dig in deeper to the details of crimes.
- Heatmaps – shows historical crime during the past twelve months
- Social Commenting: Via Facebook’s social plug-in, users can leave detailed comments about areas, providing local, personal and relevant context to the Crime Maps data.
See Also: Trulia Also Offers Heat Maps To Show U.S. Home Prices Nationally, By County, and By City
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