US: The city of Riverside in Califronia is using geo-mapping technology to record graffiti incidents and locations. The system is helping the city quantify the cost associated with graffiti cleanup, so it can collect full restitution from taggers. The entire process in four pronged.
First, the city workers take a picture of the graffiti using a GPS-enabled digital camera, which captures its precise location. Then the information is uploaded into the city’s graffiti abatement database. Furthermore, the system creates an interactive GIS map showing graffiti locations and images. Finally, the Information is made available to the police department for criminal investigation and the attorney general’s office for prosecution.