Monday, December 10, 2007

Another kind of map

I don't think this has been posted before, but it's interesting for a number of reasons (at least partly because, you know, we share the technology it uses):

The LA Times' Homicide Map (accompanied by a blog).

Given that homicides don't usually make the news here, this is an interesting and useful map (and the blog, which gives a human dimension to all the numbers, is providing a genuinely important service, IMO)--it also gives you the ability to filter the map by various criteria, which is frequently (and dishearteningly) illuminating.

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