I just watched a webinar now on YouTube called "GeoTime Webinar: Using
Location Data - Fusion and
" by a company called Oculus <http://geotime.com/> .
The product is aimed at law enforcement, I think, but it turned me on to an
interesting technology I wasn't familiar with, ALPR -- automatic license
plate recognition. This must be the technology used to grab drivers
running red lights, but this presentation suggests that ALPR may be used
much more broadly in major metro areas. This would suggest that (a) there
might be stories to be done on how gov't. owned vehicles are being used and
(b) when we do any FOIA requests, we might also consider including requests
for ALPR data.
Oculus also does some nifty stuff in terms of presenting the location data
that could be worth thinking about. All in all, the 20+ minute
presentation might fire up some neurons of creativity.
Have a good weekend,
J. T. Johnson
Institute for Analytic Journalism -- Santa Fe, NM