July 28, 2010
by Nancy Komlanc, DSSI Education Director
This summer the students and project leaders in the 2010 Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) worked on an advanced software system project entitled “Crime Map”. The 2 project leaders, Matt Gornick and Blaine Fahey, recent UIUC Computer Science graduates, started the development of this system which has been submitted to the Apple Computer Inc.’s App Store and accepted as an official application for both iPhones and iPads.
The application referred to as, Illini Crime, gets up-to-date feeds of any crimes committed on the UIUC campus. It includes the crime location using map pins marking crime locations that, when rolled-over, will give more details about the crime event. It also includes the detailed police report and/or newspaper account of each crime. Search features added during the DSSI program include searching on types of crimes, crime frequency, full-text description, time and day of week, and crime location. You can even find the safest time to shop at your favorite store.
The Illini Crime app features:
- UIUC crime alerts
- Crime map
- Emergency phone map
- Quick access to SafeRides and SafeWalks
The goal of Illini Crime is to keep UIUC students and staff safe while traveling on campus at night. More information and sample views of this cutting-edge technology can be found at www.IlliniCrime.com.
The iPhone/iPad applications can be downloaded for free from these links: