Author:
Bryan Fuller
Subject:
Geography, Social Science, Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Data Set
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
Baltimore City, Crime, GIS, Geti-Ord Gi* Hot Spot Analysis, Hot Spot Analysis
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Exploring Crime in Baltimore with GIS

Exploring Crime in Baltimore with GIS

Overview

This activity will take students through the steps of visualizing crime data in Baltimore City and calculating hot and cold spots using the Geti-Ord GI* tool using the ArcMap software application.

Exploring Crime Hot Spots in Baltimore with GIS Instructor's Guide

This activity will lead students through the steps of visualizing crime at the block-group level and then with using the Getis-Ord Gi* Hot Pot Analsysi tool using GIS with the ArcMap software application. 

This documents contains the instructors guide to  the  "Exploring Crime Hot Spots in Baltimore with GIS" activity. 

Contents:

  • Infromation about the scope and content of the activity
  • Recommended readings
  • Activity Questions

Exploring Crime Hot Spots in Baltimore with GIS Activity for ArcMap

This Section contains the Exploring Crime Hot Spots in Baltimore with GIS Activity for ArcMap instructions for students and the Baltimore Crime geodatabase.

Students will earn how to : 

  • Visualize crime data aggregated at the block-group level
  • Use the Getis-Ord Gi* Hot Spot Analysis Tool
  • Interprete the results of the output