As of September 2000
RCAGIS development at the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division
officially ceased and the program is not supported by the Department
of Justice. The final official release of RCAGIS is considered public
domain. Interested parties are welcome to download the source code and
modify as they like with no restrictions beyond those imposed by the
copyright holders of components used in RCAGIS such as ESRI's
While the RCAGIS source code is public domain and the
application can be freely distributed, its use does require ESRI's
MapObjects (MO) 2.0 software package to run. MapObjects, a set of
ActiveX components is not royalty-free and thus RCAGIS cannot be
distributed with MapObjects.
RCAGIS uses CrimeStat, a software
package that performs spatial statistics for crime analysis as its
statistics engine. CrimeStat, developed by Ned Levine and Associates,
was written under a grant from the National Institutes of Justice and
is free for use by law enforcement agencies. CrimeStat may be
downloaded from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Web site
recommended hardware for this application is a 233 MHz Pentium II
class processor with 64 MB of RAM.
RCAGIS has been tested under
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 (service pack 3 and higher),
and Windows 2000.