Chapter 4: Mapping Crime and Geographic Information Systems
Chapter 4 has explained:
- The impact GIS has had on crime
- How GIS is used in law enforcement agencies.
- How GIS affects what we can do and how we do it.
- The difference between vector and raster formats.
- What geocoding is.
- How we can filter data and make useful maps according to specific criteria.
- How GIS can be used to measure
information on maps.
- The meaning of derivative measures and how they are created and used.
- What hot spots are and how they are defined, measured, and mapped.
- What buffering is in the context of GIS.
- How large databases can help with mapping and analysis.
- What data warehousing and data
- Some factors that demand the exercise of caution in the mapping process.
What's Next in Chapter 5?|
- Current events in crime mapping.
- How to apply analytical crime mapping.
- Criminal intellegence.
- Crime prevention.
- Courts and corrections.
- Public information.
- Resource allocation and planning.
- Census geography and analysis.
- Crime mapping applications and improved effectiveness.