A blog for the website Incident1, which puts police, fire, and emergency incidents on a map.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dallas and New Orleans Crime Now Online

We have recently added crime incidents from Dallas, Texas and New Orleans, Lousiana. Check out the Dallas region and the New Orleans region.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Switching Hosts

We are in the process of switching to a new host, so you might experience some downtime in the next 24 hours or so.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Mashup of the Day!

Incident1 was featured as the "mashup of the day" over at Programmable Web. We think that's pretty cool.

Programmable Web is a great resource for mashups and web APIs.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

More Sources and a New Logo

In the last few weeks, we've added several new sources, including Chicago, Washingon D.C., and Las Vegas. We also just put a new logo on the site.

The Las Vegas addition demonstrates one of the interesting features of this site. We have both police and fire incidents shown on the same map. As we add more and more sources, this will allow people to see how multiple agencies can work together to respond to an emergency.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Incident1 Starts Up

Incident1 is officially open to the public starting today. It's been in development for a while, and we still have some more work to do, but at least we can say "it's in beta" now. We're still working on adding more sources, and on the advanced search.

So what's this site about? It's about showing the hard work and activity of our local police, fire, and emergency personnel. It's about seeing what is going on in your neighborhood and around the country. It's about tracking crime in your community.

You may be thinking "Didn't I see a site like this already?" You may be thinking of IncidentLog.com, which is another site that covers the whole U.S., or one of the local sites like ChicagoCrime.org. Incident1.com is a bit different than the others. First, we think this is the first and only site that aggregates and standardizes reports from multiple agencies, then shows them combined on one map. Second, this site lets you search by zip code, not just by a region or city. And we plan to add some more unique features in the near future.

We'll be adding more sources over the coming weeks.

Let us know what you think!

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