» Sgo or SureteGlobale.org is a company in France that has had a history of two years helping Police Forces, Fire brigades and cities in France to deal with Crime Mapping, Predictive/Forecasting Crime Mapping and Crime Policing. The actual crime mapping startup was started two months ago and is aimed more at the enforcement agencies than the general public. According to their demo videos the main tool for crime mapping will be called Hotspot Map Commander and will provide a downloadable geographical analysis format .kml file that will interact with Google Earth or Microsoft Visual Earth to show the areas where crime is high. The main site shows that it can display more than just this but hasn’t showcased this in any demo videos just yet.
However, while their focus may be less public based, they provide more expertise in the field of criminology than some other startups. According to them they combine unique criminal behavior algorithms to help provide a clearer picture or analysis of the crime mapping in the area. Unlike some other sites, they only have demo videos to show for now but their experience in the field is promising to say the least. Again, only time will tell if a more professional approach is the answer to Crime Mapping for 2012 but we will see. »
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