SPEA-J 520 Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
The use of geographic information systems to map locations of events and analyze patterns for decision-making and facility location in areas of public safety—including criminal justice, fire services, emergency management, and homeland security—and the management and application of those systems.
- Find and access selected sources of GIS data.
- Query and select data by attribute and location.
- Perform operations associated with geographic profiling.
- Create new GIS data by applying a variety of techniques to map locations of buildings and events by geocoding address data.
- Discover and explain patterns by analyzing data using buffers, spatial overlays, hot-spot analysis, density surface maps, and other techniques.
- Analyze data to identify hot spots.
- Create a variety of finished maps, suitable for presentation, including thematic maps and density surface maps.
- Evaluate an application of GIS to a particular field for public safety and crisis management.
- Synthesize different sources and types of information to make recommendations.
- Incorporate knowledge and skills of geographic information systems into practice and research.