Perverts and Other Criminals

John Musser, October 13th, 2005 Mashups as community service?

  • PervWatch: Plots the location of convicted sex offenders on Google Maps.
  • Google Maps + data from Penn Public Safety combined to create a non-profit, freely browsable database of crimes reported in West Philadelphia, in and around the University of Pennsylvania.
  • An early mashup trendsetter plotted Chicago-area crimes Google Maps. Good enough to be the winner of the $10,000 Grand Prize in the Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.

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