Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu
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Map Sex Offenders -- a neat use for the Google Maps API.

While looking at the latest in LJD, I followed a link to a true crime blog, The Dark Side (which Ann Rule plugged in her blog!) and found an interesting site I hadn't seen before: Map Sex Offenders.

It uses the Google Maps API, which shows results significantly faster than the map-based search in the Texas Department of Public Safety Records Database, and gave exactly the information I was expecting for the registered sex offender in my neighborhood. I also found a registered sex offender convicted for sexual assault on a child ten years ago that lives a half-mile closer to the elementary school than we do.

*files mental notes*

Carry on.
Tags: 004_computers, 340_law
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