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The CrimeReports iPhone App is Here!

The new FREE CrimeReports iPhone app

The new FREE CrimeReports iPhone app

Due to a recent explosion in our online traffic and popularity, we’re making our crime maps and nationwide sex offender data more available to citizens through a new iPhone application that can be downloaded for FREE from the iPhone app store.

The brand new iPhone application allows you to access the CrimeReports national crime map wherever you are. The new app features all the functions of our online map, with the added features of pinpointing your GPS location. Now, wherever you are, all you have to do is bring up the CrimeReports app and you’ll be able to see near real time crime and sex offender data around your current location.

For more information on features and functionality, you can visit the CrimeReports App product page, or go to the iPhone App store.

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Obama Administration’s Call for Innovation Through Open Data Sharing Contributes to CrimeReports’ Continued Growth

salt lake cityForty-three additional law enforcement agencies have chosen to heed President Obama’s call for increased data sharing in government by joining the CrimeReports.com network in July. This astronomical growth for the leader in online crime mapping comes after a record-breaking month in June, when 49 agencies signed on to use CrimeReports’ innovative, low-cost crime-mapping tools.

As a result, CrimeReports has quickly become the first name agencies turn to when they want to share their data with the public. Currently CrimeReports hosts a roster of close to 500 agencies across North America who publish their crime data publicly through the CrimeReports.com website.

CrimeReports’ growth is indicative of the initiatives that law enforcement agencies, as well as state and local governments, are embracing as part of the Obama administration’s call for innovation through improved data sharing. The federal government is leading the way with its recent launch of data.gov and recovery.gov. And many state and local governments are following suit, creating their own open-data websites and federal recovery grant allocation maps. Similarly, law enforcement is embracing the administration’s initiatives though the use of CrimeReports’ publically available, integrated crime map.

“Not only is there currently a broad shift in law enforcement communication,” says Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO or CrimeReports. “But as more agencies turn toward social networking to communicate directly with their community, they realize that information sharing leads to greater citizen awareness, innovation, and improvement.”

Whisenant cites CrimeReports’ recent partnership with the Buffalo Police Department as an example. “By using this new technology to engage the public faster and more efficiently, Buffalo has become the largest law enforcement agency in New York to attempt the type of innovative public communication modeled by the Obama administration.“

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Google Maps Increases Functionality, Improves Crime Maps

Google just announced some improvements to its popular mapping program Google Maps. Google Maps now includes icons for landmarks, places of interest, and major businesses. In addition, many of the icons are clickable and will bring up a picture, address, phone number, and—possibly—a Wikipedia article.

This new feature of Google Maps is good news for CrimeReports.com users. The addition of the new location icons will make it easier to get a tangible sense of the location and proximity of crimes plotted on the CrimeReports map. This increased spatial awareness can lead to a better understanding of where crimes are happening in relation to physical landmarks and businesses.

Source: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-didnt-know-that-was-there.html

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Google Maps Increases Functionality, Improves Crime Maps

Google just announced some improvements to its popular mapping program, Google Maps. Google Maps now includes icons for landmarks, places of interest, and major businesses. In addition, many of the icons are clickable and will bring up a picture, address, phone number, and—possibly—a Wikipedia article.

This new feature of Google Maps is good news for CrimeReports.com users. The addition of the new location icons will make it easier to get a tangible sense of the location and proximity of crimes plotted on the CrimeReports map. This increased spatial awareness can lead to a better understanding of where crimes are happening in relation to physical landmarks and businesses.

Source: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-didnt-know-that-was-there.html

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Google Launches Google Maps API

A little while back we posted a tidbit about Google’s impending launch of a Google Maps Data API. This week Google announced the launch of the Data API and published more details on the release and what the new application will offer GIS and mapping enthusiasts, as well as the average user who just want to maps the favorite restaurants or hiking trails. Visit the Google Maps Data API information page for more details.

If you are looking for Google maps with crime information for your neighborhood click here.

Source: http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/5814-On-Google-Maps-Data-API.html

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