The City of Oakland, California, has taken another step toward offering citizens open access to public data by launching the Oakland Police Department (OPD) Calls for Service application.
The city’s Information Technology Department designed the app using Esri’s ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server. The extension enables minute-by-minute access to information about crime that occurred within the last 24 hours, filtered through OPD’s 911 computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system.
Citizens can now map real-time data from 911 calls happening in their communities—anything from reports of thefts to barking dogs. However, some crime data will not be available to protect the privacy and safety of victims, according to OPD.
Direct to Oakland Calls for Service App
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