Maps track locations of registered sex offenders in US

Maps track locations of registered sex offenders in US

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A team from Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture in US is developing computerized mapping techniques to help police track locations and estimate risk-levels for registered sex offenders. They have created a spatial planning tool that law enforcement officers can use to locate sex offenders living in off-limits child safety zones. GIS provides a powerful means to map the addresses of such offenders and relate these locations to critical areas where children frequently gather. The system also is expected to help authorities provide timely proximity information about sex offenders living near the site of a child’s disappearance, thus potentially contributing to quick solutions to such crimes.