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Day 573: GeoPress Experiment

Following up on the last two posts, I installed GeoPress on this WordPress site. The installation took under 10 minutes, most of which was spent acquiring Google and Yahoo! Maps API keys and waiting for all of the servers to talk to one another.

As a test, let’s map the armed robbery that recently took place at 4731 Music St. New Orleans, LA

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Yeah, the placement of the map and formatting requires some work, but that’s my blog template’s problem and not one for GeoPress. The bigger concern is how to use this tool to map many crimes (points) on a single map in a meaningful manner, and then (later on) plot this data against variables such as population, age, sex, race, etc. (layers).

Important Related Link: Citizen Crime Watch – Citizens Can Do Better

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