Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mexico Crime Map

If your organization is operating in Mexico (or you're thinking about a winter holiday there), be sure to check out the Wikinarco interactive drug-crime map. Arrests, assassinations, shoot-outs, and which cartels operate where are all plotted on a zoomable Google map. In addition, crime statistics over time (starting in January 2011) are charted and you can click on an incident to get detailed information. The user interface is in Spanish, but even if you no hablo it's still fairly easy to use and understand. I'd love to see similar, conflict zone-related maps for other places humanitarian NGOs work - this would be a great ANSO project.

9/16/11 - Running Web sites in Mexico such as the one above can be dangerous, as evidenced by recent cartel threats and murders.



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