FearSquare.com	  –	  Combining	  public	  crime	  data	  with	  social	  media	                                      servi...
People can use the application                   Provides a platform forto easily understand the levels                  r...
Foursquare                                 Police.uk APIhttp://foursquare.com                      http://www.police.uk/ap...
How does it work?Uses RESTful APIcalls for data fromfoursquare andpolice.uk
Foursquare	  Check-­‐ins	  and	  Gov	  Crime	  Data	  
Public	  interest	  of	  already	  available	  government	  data	  Fearsquare usage statistics show that the public are ex...
IncorporaIon	  of	  InternaIonal	  Crime	  StaIsIcs                                                                	  Fear...
What	  needs	  to	  be	  done	  Developers	  need	  data	  that	  is;	         ü in	  machine	  readable	  formats	      ...
Impacts	  of	  data	  misrepresentaIon	               “@anon – Apparently a branch of Costa             Coffee in Cambridg...
Great	  applicaIons	  are	  being	  made,	  but	   whats	  the	  point	  if	  they	  are	  not	  being	                   ...
QuesIons?	  
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Fearsquare (1)

364
-1

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
364
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Fearsquare (1)

  1. 1. FearSquare.com  –  Combining  public  crime  data  with  social  media   services     Andrew  Garbe+,  Shaun  Lawson,  Ben  Kirman,  Conor  Linehan,  Jamie  Wardman  and  Derek  Foster     Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre University of Lincoln
  2. 2. People can use the application Provides a platform forto easily understand the levels research into people’sof crime in places that they perception of crime incommonly live, travel through, or their lifevisit Allows people to visualize and interact with official UK crime statistics in a way that is specific to their own, individual, everyday life
  3. 3. Foursquare Police.uk APIhttp://foursquare.com http://www.police.uk/api/docs/ Allows you to retrieve crimeLocation based service where you information about neighbourhoodearn awards and badges for ‘checking areas in all 43 English & WelshInto’ places such as your favourite bar, police forces.restaurant or hang out place Data.Gov.UkYou ‘Check In’ using a mobile app and http://data.gov.uk/this data is displayed on The Government is releasingfoursquare.com and available to your public data to help peoplefriends understand how government works and how policies are made.
  4. 4. How does it work?Uses RESTful APIcalls for data fromfoursquare andpolice.uk
  5. 5. Foursquare  Check-­‐ins  and  Gov  Crime  Data  
  6. 6. Public  interest  of  already  available  government  data  Fearsquare usage statistics show that the public are extremely interested in new and exciting visualisations/applications, even if the data is already available elsewhere Unfortunately the majority of users are from countries which public crime data is not currently available, or not suitable for this project
  7. 7. IncorporaIon  of  InternaIonal  Crime  StaIsIcs  FearSquare currently uses UK crime statistics and therefore only provides dataon UK foursquare locationsWe urge EU countries to release their own crime statistics:ONLINE from a LIVE SOURCE in a MACHINE-READABLE formathttp://www.police.uk/api/docs/ <- Good example of online crime dataImportantly crime records should contain the following;Where Crime Location (Latitude/Longitude)What Crime Type (Anti-social, robbery etc.)When Date of reported crime
  8. 8. What  needs  to  be  done  Developers  need  data  that  is;   ü in  machine  readable  formats   ü available  from  a  well  documented,  live   online  source   ü in  the  purest  format   ü in  the  finest  granularity  available   ü able  to  be  limited  based  on  parameters    
  9. 9. Impacts  of  data  misrepresentaIon   “@anon – Apparently a branch of Costa Coffee in Cambridge is the most bad-ass place on Foursquare in the UK!” Developers and data controllers need to be vigilant of how data is presented so as not to cause a detrimental effect on third parties
  10. 10. Great  applicaIons  are  being  made,  but   whats  the  point  if  they  are  not  being   recognised?  •  Data  controllers  need  to  formulate  a  selecIon  process  which   will  allow  developers  to  submit  applicaIons  to  a  central  ideas   hub  •  These  ideas  can  then  be  formally  presented  as  government   backed  applicaIons  for  use  in  the  public  domain  
  11. 11. QuesIons?  
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×