The GIS Program is working on a wide variety of projects that span a gamut of environmental analysis, criminal data analysis, traffic analysis, historical and cultural analysis, and more. These projects are funded through grants and contracts that cover almost all of the GIS Program’s expenses. Our partners and clients have historically been a mix of private, public, and governmental organizations that benefit from low-cost, data-driven solutions and analysis. We balance our work on the divide between the professional and the technical worlds, while standing on a foundation of academic excellence.
With more than seven years of experience in providing criminal analysis support to law enforcement partners, some of our most prominent projects for the State of Maryland are:
- With the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council (MVTPC) and associated law enforcement agencies, tracing vehicles stolen and recovered throughout the state and then analyzing the underlying pattern data. ”
- With the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), providing maps of crash and citation data for use in program planning and evaluation, providing training for traffic safety professionals, improving the completeness and accuracy of crash data, and improving the accuracy and accessibility of citation data.
- With funding from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fund, and in partnership with both Dr. Rachel Durso of the Sociology Department at Washington College and the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, providing analysis services to better understand barriers of access for victims of abuse in rural communities.