The GIS Program is currently working on a wide variety of projects that span a gamut including environmental analysis, criminal data analysis, traffic analysis, historical and cultural analysis and more. These projects are funded through grant and contracts that fund almost all of the GIS Program’s expenses. Our partners and clients have historically been a mix of private, public and government 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 providing support to law enforcement with criminal analysis, some of our largest projects in 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 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 to traffic safety professionals, and to increase the completeness and accuracy of crash data as well as improve the accuracy and accessibility of citation data.
- With funding from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fund, and in partnership with Dr. Rachel Durso of the Sociology Department at Washington College and the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, we are providing analysis services to better understand barriers of access for victims of abuse in rural communities.