Visualization of the Week: CrimeMap

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The big data visualization of the week comes to us from Jo-fai Chow, a research engineer and data geek from the UK. He uses the ShinyApps alpha release version to produce this delightful web app. is a new server which is currently in alpha testing to host Shiny applications based on R. You can play with the app HERE by just specifying a location like “Oxford” (only crime data from England, Wales & Northern Ireland is available at this time), and the number of months. The crime map is then rendered as shown below. You can fine tune the plot with a number of other parameters. For detailed usage information, check out Jo-fai’s blog post “Introducing CrimeMap – A Web App Powered by ShinyApps!



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