ESRI unveils latest GIS mapping software

ESRI (UK), specialists in geographic information systems (GIS), has launched CrimeAnalyst version 1.6, a GIS software solution for creating, analysing and publishing crime statistics in line with the Government’s crime mapping requirements outlined in its recent Green Paper.

Sep 11, 2008
By Paul Jacques
Former PCs Deniz Jaffer (left) and Jamie Lewis.

ESRI (UK), specialists in geographic information systems (GIS), has launched CrimeAnalyst version 1.6, a GIS software solution for creating, analysing and publishing crime statistics in line with the Government’s crime mapping requirements outlined in its recent Green Paper.

The software allows police forces to collect, combine, visualise, analyse and share crime information in real-time, going beyond traditional crime ‘hotspotting’ software to deliver in-depth, live location-based intelligence in line with the UK’s National Intelligence Model (NIM) framework.

Simon Cottingham, public safety strategist at ESRI (UK), said: “This latest release of CrimeAnalyst provides a new level of capability for users, both here in the UK and internationally. The ability to not only create better results faster but to also more easily share these results with the public will be of major benefit.”

CrimeAnalyst 1.6 can interact with web applications such as Microsoft Live or Google Maps, and online viewers including Geowise’s Instant Atlas, to publish crime maps online.

Other updates include:

•Quicker ‘hotspot’ crime mapping results, allowing analysts to interrogate specific data for longer periods or for wider geographical areas in the same time.
•Improved support for working on international projections, benefiting police forces collaborating internationally in tackling serious and organised crime.

Related News

Copyright © 2021 Police Professional