Thursday, July 6, 2017

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.

This week, we would like to highlight the outstanding work of Adam Edmundson!

Adam’s crime analysis map stood out as a spotlight for its crisp and clear presentation and the ease to which it communicates results.  The range graded police shield symbols are classified and symbolized for quick data acquisition--it is clear at a glance which police stations handle the most crime.  The numeric station labeling adds additional information without crowding the map. The added subtext on the map provides useful information such as an overview of DC crime patterns, the location of the proposed substations and why.  The crime graph easily communicates the crime dynamics of city. Overall, excellent page layout and map organization.

Excellent work Adam!

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