Summary
Chapter 3: Maps That Speak to the Issues

Chapter 3 has explained:

  • How maps can be designed to address specific issues and the needs of special audiences, such as patrol officers, investigators, and police managers.

  • How maps can be used in support of COP and POP.

  • The importance of the medium and the message in communicating with policymakers.

  • How maps can be used in courts and corrections.

What's Next in Chapter 4?

  • The role of GIS in crime mapping.
  • How GIS is used in law enforcement agencies.
  • How GIS affects what we can do and how we can do it.
  • Vector and raster formats.
  • Geocoding.
  • Filtering data.
  • Measurement using maps.
  • Constructing derivative measures.
  • Hot spots.
  • Buffering.
  • How large databases can be used in mapping and analysis.
  • Data warehousing and data mining.
  • Factors demanding caution in the mapping process.

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Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice, by Keith Harries, Ph.D., December 1999