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Crime as Elevation

What if crime were depicted as elevation? In San Francisco, prostitution would look like two enormous peaks on one side of the city. Doug McCune is the creator of the fascinating 3-D maps of San Francisco crime. In addition to prostitution, he’s mapped larceny, narcotics, assault, vandalism, warrants, vehicle theft, and robbery. McCune cautions that “this is meant more as an art piece than an informative visualization,” but still it’s a pretty interesting way to visualize crime. (HT: Nikhil Patel)[%comments]