Visualising and tracking homicide cases in New York City

Reports filed at the New York Police Department and in the courts can be now be visualized in an interactive map that has been released by the new york times. The map outlines the frequencies and more vital information on the crime report.

Read the full story from NY Times here

Source: NY Times NY REGION

http://projects.nytimes.com/crime/homicides/map

Renice Obure, Research Intern, Vertices, gis@vertices.org

Chicago’s Cooling Centers Interactive Map

Many regions in the United States just underwent a searing heat wave, and more are expected to come this summer. These oppressive record high temperatures make being indoors in cooler temperatures more desired and safer in general, but access to air conditioning is not always an option for individuals.

The City of Chicago offers a “Cooling Centers” interactive map that displays locations where individuals can escape the oppressive heat.

Check out the Cooling Centers interactive map.

Lisa MacCarrigan, Research Assistant, Vertices, gis@vertices.com