Our colleagues in England have just launched a new blog that focuses on GIS for the police and others who work with public safety (Public Safety). The URL for this new blog is crimemapping.pbbiblogs.com.
Police and security guards wrestle with the same requirements as others in terms of resource optimization and to stay within budget. When you work in crime analysis, law enforcement and tackling the impact of crime and accidents, there are often several organizations working together, and there must be a synergy between their data and systems. Then it is just a way of geography linking data in a clear and cost effective manner. Everything that happens occurs somewhere, at a specific location.
Analysis based on historical data on crimes and accidents as well as projections for future development. When this analysis is done with GIS, it is possible to display areas of high concentration (hot spots), daily and seasonal trends, find demographic correlations or urban planning impact, such as good lighting, walkways, and open access to youth activities.
Operational work is based on where the resources are and where they are needed. This includes field applications, but also the central interaction with data from other organizations such as health care resources, field assistants, or traffic conditions.
The English-language product we developed for the analysis has been named Crime Profiler. For more information please read the booklet Crime Reduction and Public Safety.
The INSPIRE directive is a major driving force for the management and publishing of metadata for spatial information. Because it affects many of our customers in the public sector it also affects our development of new solutions. Our working title for the solutions we develop for managing metadata is MapInfo Manager.
On the server side, we will support the CSW, the default directory from the OGC, which is a cornerstone of the publication of metadata. We also develop a client to manage metadata, i.e. defining which fields should be and who gets to update what. It should also support import and export of metadata, and the ability to fill in as much as possible automatically – which in English is called data harvesting. We have come a long way with the development of MapInfo Manager, both on the server side and the administration. Expected launch is now in June 2010.
For those who work with MapInfo Professional or MapInfo web client Stratus it will then be easy to connect to one or more CSW servers and search metadata. If it is publicly available data sets then it may result in an address of a WMS service, otherwise you get hopefully at least contact information to purchase the data that has been found. The prototype of the client for MapInfo Professional is available for internal testing, so here is a first appetizer although we probably can expect changes before the first edition in June:
Pitney Bowes medewerkers bloggen over veel verschillende onderwerpen.
In eerdere blog posts heb ik al eens naar deze blogs verwezen, links naar de blogs zijn ook te vinden in de rechter kolom.
In de Location Intelligence Blog zijn afgelopen week aantal interessante berichten gepost voor Envinsa, MapXtreme Java en MapInfo Profesisonal gebruikers:
MapInfo Discover is een desktop Geografisch Informatie Systeem (GIS) module voor MapInfo Professional speciaal ontworpen voor de geowetenschappen, vol met functionaliteit om effectief geowetenschappelijke data te visualiseren, analyseren en beheren.
Daarnaast biedt MapInfo Discover veel functionaliteit die het alledaagse leven van iedere beginnende en gevorderde MapInfo Professional gebruiker aangenamer maakt.
Download hier een presentatie over de mogelijkheden van Discover.
Voor meer informatie over licenties en trainingen, neem contact op met Carlien Stadhouders van PBBI Benelux email@example.com
MapInfo Discover, een nuttige add-on op MapInfo Professional!