The Way We Live Now: The New Philly Crime “Heat” Map


Over at Technically Philly, there’s a pretty interesting piece about the Philadelphia Police’s new GIS — that’s “geographic information system” for all you POS’s out there walking the streets with your burners and your ATVs. The gist of it all is this: Since the mid-90s, the PoPo were using this thing that kind of looks like Paperboy. Now, they have this new jawn which equates crime with night-vision-style heat blobs. Consider it a step up (or down?) from Pinterest.

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