There was a good article over at The Atlantic Cities that looked at what people have done with a large amount of crime data released by the Philadelphia Police Department.
Not surprisingly, in the short time since the city released this trove, a number of developers have already repackaged it. Nearly every week, says Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s chief data officer, the city has stumbled across some new application of the material created by local residents. “It’s really interesting when you put valuable data out there, data that resonates with people – and this clearly does, and we make it really, really easy to use," Headd says. "It’s amazing what pops up."Amazing indeed.
Via The Atlantic Cities