Resources and Data for GIS Analysis
Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety Program
In 1997 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) established the Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (MAPS) Program, formerly known as the
Crime Mapping Research Center (CMRC) for the promotion, research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and the spatial analysis of crime. Since then, NIJ has sponsored the development of GIS resources,
conducted a survey on the usage of GIS in law enforcement, and
funded research projects that utilize GIS.
Through the NIJ Data Resources Program, NACJD assists MAPS in disseminating
GIS-related data and resources to practitioners and researchers in the criminal justice field.
GIS Resources at NACJD
In addition to traditional data collections, MAPS also supports the
development of GIS resources, such as software, tutorials, and other GIS
applications. These materials are also distributed through NACJD as part
of the Data Resources Program. The GIS Resources
Web page contains for more detailed information about these products.
Data for GIS Analysis Available at NACJD
As part of the Data Resources Program, NACJD expects to be
archiving geocoded criminal justice data collections. There
are currently several collections already archived at NACJD that
contain geographic identifiers that could be geocoded for GIS analysis.
NACJD has prepared a list of Data for GIS Analysis
Available at NACJD to help users easily locate these data
collections. We anticipate that this list will steadily grow, so interested
users should check this website frequently.
Links to GIS-Related Web Sites
Here is a list of Links to GIS-Related Web
Sites to help users find more general information about GIS, as
well as websites with software, publications, data, and maps for GIS