Mapping Bear Sighting and Other Police Reports
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/...ts-mapped.htmlThe department used an off-the-shelf Microsoft program called MapPoint, which takes the data from their computer-aided dispatch system and turns it into a map with “pins” marking calls. Once a month, the department takes a digital snapshot of maps in PDF form and posts them online.
“It takes very little time out of the day,” Doyle said.
The result isn’t interactive and updated daily, like the Nashua Police Department crime map hosted on The Telegraph’s Public Safety page, but it still gives a view of police activity that was hard for casual residents to find previously, said Doyle.