Friday, July 1, 2016

GIS 4048 – GIS Applications - Student Spotlight

Module 5: Crime Analysis

The Washington D.C. Crime Analysis lab kicked off the Homeland Security and Law Enforcement topic.  Students utilized crime data from the DC Metropolitan Police Department to determine crime patterns in proximity to police stations and to identify underserved area(s) potentially in need of a police substation to curb crime.  Additionally students utilized density analysis to locate hot spots of certain crimes. The student spotlight award goes to.... Rachel Hamaty!

Rachel is no stranger to the spotlight as she has an eye for detail! This week her crime analysis map stood out as a spotlight for it’s crisp and clear presentation and the ease to which it communicates results.  The range graded police siren symbols are classified and symbolized for quick data acquisition--it is clear at a glance which police stations handle the most crime.  The added subtext on the map provides useful information such as an overview of DC crime patterns, the location of the proposed substation and why.  The crime graphs easily and aesthetically communicate the crime dynamics of city.  Excellent work Rachel!

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