New York city police department goes for citywide crime analysis using MapInfo

New York city police department goes for citywide crime analysis using MapInfo

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MapInfo Corporation has announced that the New York City Police Department has selected MapInfo® MapXtreme® strategic mapping technology for its next generation agency-wide intranet-based crime analysis system. The new system will provide crime analysis capabilities to every precinct, transit district and housing service area in the city, allowing them to analyze crime patterns by location type and frequency and thereby helping to prevent future crimes. A Justice Department COPS MORE Technology grant will provide funding for the project. The New York City Police Department will use MapInfo MapXtreme, MapInfo’s powerful Java-based Internet mapping server, for broad deployment of mapping and crime analysis tools throughout the agency via the NYPD’s wide area network. The enterprise-wide crime analysis solution will be developed during 2002 to coincide and interface with a major upgrade to the Department’s records management systems. The new MapInfo-based crime analysis system will allow analysts, planners and managers throughout the nation’s largest police department (76 patrol precincts and 40,000 officers) to access and share crime data and maps over the agency’s intranet for faster, more comprehensive analysis of crime patterns.