Monday, December 19, 2011

Geospatial Technology Comes to the Maurtitius Police Force

Recently, the online version of GeoInformatics Magazine reported on deployment of a customized Geographic Information System for the Maurtitius Police Force.  Although the system serves an Indian Ocean island nation few have ever heard of, this user friendly system offers some substantial technical capabilities.  Go here to read the article.

Comment: The perceived level of a country's development often gets in the way of understanding advancements in technology.  U.S. police departments could learn a lot from this Maurtitius Police Force system, the same way the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration could learn a lot from Mongolia's air traffic control system (see comments by Senator Jay Rockefeller mid-way down the page).

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