Find A Murder On Google Maps

One of the most interesting uses of Google Maps to date comes out of the New York Times who have secured the records for every murder in the city – and plotted them on Google Maps.

It covers a period of 2003-2005 which includes over 1600 murders in the US.

John’s suggestion – Google Maps for traffic deaths in Ireland ©. That’ll show people….


  1. John Butler May 2, 2006 at 10:52 am

    Here’s me lookin’ at technorati this morning and I find this linking back to me.
    That was fast:D!

  2. Paul Browne May 2, 2006 at 11:18 am

    Google Maps for traffic deaths in Ireland – do you want help building that?

  3. John Butler May 2, 2006 at 11:33 am

    I don’t think it should be hard to build actually, I just need to find out how out I can get a list of road fatalities. Maybe from the Gardai or the CSO perhaps..

  4. Ken May 2, 2006 at 11:39 am

    Looks like its a go for that project…. this I will be most interested in. Hopefully it will drive the point home…. no pun intended. Should be a good wake up call for the people of the country…

  5. Paul Browne May 2, 2006 at 1:40 pm

    OK , I can help in a couple of ways

    1) Hosting , if needed
    2) Scripting / programming
    3) Sponsorship (small scale , but might help depending on what we need to do)

    Where do we go from here?

  6. John Butler May 2, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Paul:
    I’ve actually got it covered already, thanks:D
    The domain I’ve gone with is so keep an eye on it, I’m going to try to get this going as quickly as possible.

    I’m a developer so I don’t forsee any problems with the development of the site, I may just go with a blog format anyway.

    The trick, I think, is going to be getting the stats that I need for this. I’ve emailed the NRA and Dept. of Transport (12 day turnaround on those feckers) so fingers crossed they’ll come through with something.

    If not..I’ll be ringing them:D

  7. Paul Browne May 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    Did the Irish Times not publish this information a while back? (more than 12 months ago).

    It’s the sort of info the paper would have – probably better to get *most* of the info and then fill in the gaps later.

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