Calling all cars
Go look at the amazing ChicagoCrime.org, which takes feeds of data on crimes throughout the city and plots them on GoogleMaps by neighborhood and type and even provides RSS feeds for crimes reported on every police beat and block.
When I started in this online biz, lo, more than a decade ago, this was one of the blue-sky ideas we always heard would be so cool. Well, once data is in a data base and somebody can get a feed of it and parse it, the cool is possible.
This is the hyperlocalest of hyperlocal news. [via Lost Remote]
: And I shouldn’t be surprised that the genius — and I mean genius — behind this is Adrian Holovaty, who’s changing media and the world from Kansas.