Crime Mapping – Step by Step

Caitlin Dempsey


Here’s a step by step accounting of the manual process by which one local paper maps out their crime.  What’s interesting is that the process to get the crime locations takes up a grand total of two steps and the process to get the maps so they can be printed is eight steps.  Not surprisingly, the paper is looking to understand how many of their readers actually pay attention to the printed maps versus the online version.

  • Let us know if you enjoy weekly crime maps in print (page no longer available) – The News Leader
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Caitlin Dempsey
Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.

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