Crime analysis and decision support in the South African Police Service: enhancing capability with the aim of preventing and solving crime: Part 1: theoretical aspects of GIS and geocoding

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2000
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.M.U.Schmitz, M.Potgieter, P.Du Plessis, A.K.Cooper, C.A.Schwabe
KEYWORDS: CRIME PREVENTION, SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES
DEPARTMENT: Management Support (DED:CE), Management Support (BDE), Management Support (DCEO:OE), Management Support (HR), Management Support (IT), Management Support (LS), Management Support (IS), Management Support (RT), Management Support (IC), Management Support (SD), Management Support (PTA Caf), Management Support (OPS : Fac), Management Support (OPS: Build), Management Support (DCEO: Man), Management Support (Protect)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1490

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Abstract

Part 1 of this document deals with the theoretical aspects concerning Geographical Information Systems (GIS) ranging from what GIS is, vector and rastor models, database theory and spatial analysis to web-enabled GIS. The report also covers aspects of geocoding, the building block for crime analysis, since it gives the location of incidents in police station areas of jurisdiction.