The NearMe application will provide the user with sophisticated crime analysis capabilities directly from their iPhone. Users will be able to view events both in a spatial extent and through a list view. The user will be able to select crime types, date ranges, and time ranges. Since the last progress report we have resolve an issue regarding data and device security. Using a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP), users will use their standard network credentials to log into the app.
The app uses basemaps provided by ESRI. Users can select the standard basemap or arial photos.
Users have the ability to select from all the databases currently being maintained by the department. These include records of arrestees, citations, collisions, field interviews (FI), and incidents.
After selecting a dataset the user has the ability to filter the crime data by a date range. The app also has pre-defined shortcuts that reduce the amount of time it takes to query by common date ranges.
Users will have the ability to query by time ranges. They can select either time slices or time ranges. Time slices cover a particular range of time across multiple days. For example the user may want to look at crime between 6 AM and 6 PM for the last seven days. Time ranges create a start time and end time when querying crime across a date range. For example, the user may want to look at crimes that occurred between 7 AM Monday and 6 PM on Friday.
Crime data are displayed in an easy to read and intutive format.
This project was supported by Award No2010-DE-BX-K006, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.