Continuing today’s Google Maps Mash-up theme, here is a new WashPost site that I find interesting: LocalExplorer
While it has local retail, home sales, and schools listed on a Google Map, my favorite tab is local crime. You can map your favorite spots and check out recent crimes by location and type. Clicking on each bubble, you get a pop-up of the crime description & date.
You would think Logan would be all nice and Petworth soaked with Georgia Avenue crime reports, but you would be wrong. Both have their trouble spots but by red dots, Petworth seems an oasis of safety.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs