Washington, D.C. Launches New Interactive Crime Data Search and Data Visualization Tool
From State Scoop:
The new tool is called Crime Cards and replaces a crime map originally developed by the city in 2006. The new tool was developed as responsive website to be more easily accessible on mobile devices and uses a fill-in-the-blanks [natural language] format for finding the wanted information.
Users can submit queries like:
- I want to explore robberies with a gun over the past 4 weeks near me within 1,000 feet.
- I want to explore sex abuse without a gun dated: 1/1/2008 to 3/9/2018 citywide on a heat map.
- I want to explore all property crimes over the past 2 years citywide on a ward map.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.