Take a look at Inside LPD, the Lakeland Police Department’s website. You’ll see they have the latest crime map up before I do. Yes, the LPD has a new programmer. He and I worked together Monday, and from now on the LPD is going to do their Web-based crime maps in house. Asst. Chief Bill LePere and Sergeant Terri Smith are very technology oriented, and we should look to LPD expanding their services on the Web.
I’m going to finish out one year’s worth of the weekly maps and then stop. There’s no sense in duplicating the work.
However, I’m not going to stop making crime maps. I will still get the data from LPD each week and I have some ideas about presenting it in different ways.