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Salisbury Police Daily Calls Map

Dec 07, 2015 #js #map #opendata #opensource

Full Screen Map: http://localityhq.com/sandbox/spdcallsmap/.

The Salisbury Police Department releases daily reports on all calls for service. The report is in PDF form and includes an address. I wrote a program to download and parse these PDF reports automatically. The map has a calendar to select daily calls, and a list of selectable call types to filter the map.

This doesn't represent all calls reported, as some addresses can't be geocoded. Check the source data for all calls.

The code for the map and automatic download/parse is open source here: https://github.com/frankrowe/spdcallsmap.

The PDF reports are parsed into raw GeoJSON files, available here: https://github.com/frankrowe/spdcallsmap/tree/master/data.