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CLIP 1125

Mapping crime: introduction to GIS

Mapping crime: introduction to GIS
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Key Info
  • Mapping crime: introduction to GIS
  • Duration: 02:34
  • The use of computers and GIS (geographic information systems) mean crime is now much easier to analyse and solve Maps help the police to track and solve crimes. Modern crime maps are created on computers and they are much easier to use. Crime analysts look for patterns of crime. Ordnance Survey maps are used within GIS to plot many pieces of evidence and other important information. This often produces 'hotspots' of crime.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Crime

  • Keywords: crime, crime analysts, maps, GIS, patterns, hotspots, evidence
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used with a 11-14 scheme of work on Crime or GIS. It could be used to introduce a local crime survey, where the results collected will be displayed using GIS, such as Aegis 3 or Arcview.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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