Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Second Coolest Map of New York

As you may know, I’m a big fan of maps. Today, I came across one of the most useful I’ve ever encountered. The Gothamist, a website devoted to all things New York, has created an ever-changing, always up-to-date map that shows police activity, fires, main breaks, and more in all five boroughs.

Want to know what the police are doing in your neighbor’s apartment? Worried about the people wearing Minnie Mouse masks who just entered the bank across the street? Take a look at the map! Incidents are labeled with tiny icons that reveal information when you scroll over them with your mouse. You can even zoom in to get a closer look at the building or street corner where all the excitement is taking place. (Unfortunately, the satellite images are not up-to-date, so you’ll be able to see the scene, but not the action.)

However, anyone planning a move to the city would do well to avoid this handy site. Although New York is now one of the safest cities in America, the Gothamist map makes it perfectly clear that we still have our share of bad guys.

See the map HERE.


Blogger Alexxis said...

Whoa, that's really cool. I never thought of a map able to do something like that.

9:12 PM  
Blogger theatre said...

wow, thats alot of fires. still thats really neat they do that

3:01 PM  

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