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Geographic Information Systems

Crime Mapping

Washington College’s Geographic Information Systems Program (GIS) has formed the Washington College’s Crime Mapping and Analysis Program or CMAP, working under the sponsorship of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center and the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council has allowed CMAP to maximize the use of crime mapping across the State of Maryland.

Governor Martin O'Malley presented a map created for the Department of Juvenile Services by the GIS staff at Washington College.

Past Projects
Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP)

CMAP has been working in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) since late 2008. Through the support of GOCCP, CMAP is able to provide crime mapping services to any law enforcement agency in Maryland, large or small, that requests assistance.

Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center

Since 2011,  CMAP has been working with MCAC to help them map and analyze various gang related crimes and datasets. 

Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council

Washington College GIS has received funding from the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council to analyze vehicle theft patterns on a state-wide level. The goal of this project is to provide the council with updates on how stolen vehicles are moving throughout the state and also to provide case support for any council-funded agencies.

Vehicle Theft Project

Regional Crime Mapping in the Upper Shore

On December 1, 2007, Washington College, and its department of Sociology and Anthropology received more than $95,000 from the State of Maryland’s GOCCP Statistical Best Practice Analysis Center to support an assessment of regional crime mapping across Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s counties and their inclusive municipalities and towns.