Saturday, December 20, 2008

Swindling Billions will get you a house like....

this beach house owned by swindler Bernie Madoff in Montauk (Google Earth View). (also view in Google Maps).
(found at ValleyWag)

and then you might end up here...

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Google Mapping worldwide Piracy Incidents

There have been numerous piracy incidents reported lately off the coast of Somalia. Numerous other piracy incidents around the world have also been reported as shown in this Google Maps Mashup. This Map shows all the piracy and robbery incidents in 2008 which were reported to International Maritime Bureau.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Recent Gun Violence in Chicago Mapped!

The recent spate of shootings in Chicago have been mapped out on Google Maps by a producer at CBS News, Chicago.

There were a total of 36 shootings with 10 of them being fatal. Here is a Google Maps View of the Chicago Gun Violence Locations from Friday afternoon April 18th, through April 23. (via Google LatLong Blog)

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

World Wide Pirate Attacks mapped

Here's a cool Google Maps Mashup of current World Wide Pirate Attacks.

(Found at Forbes Reporter - David M. Ewalt's Blog)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Deadliest Shooting in US History at Virginia Tech

A gunman walked into (04/16/2007) a dorm and then into a classroom at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) and killed 32 people in what is now the Deadliest shooting rampage in US History. (more at CNN, CBS, BBC)

(Note: The shooting Monday at Virginia Tech occurs in the same week, eight years ago, as the shooting at Columbine on April 20, 1999)

Here's the timeline of World Wide School shootings on Google Maps (source InfoPlease)

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Friday, March 23, 2007

America's Safest and Unsafest States to live - 2007

Here's Google Maps View of America's Safest and most unsafest states to live in 2007 as compiled by Morgan Quinto and reported by CNN

North Dakota - Safest
Nevada - Most Unsafe

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Top 25 Crimes of the Century

Time Magazine has come out with a list of what they they think is the Top 25 Crimes of the Century. Here's a Google Maps View of the Top 25 Crimes.

(ProgrammableWeb has this mashup listed today under "Best New Mashups").
(This mashup mentioned on 03/16/2007 by Mike Pegg at GoogleMapsMania)

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

101 year woman mugged for $33

Police in New York are searching for a man who mugged a 101 year old woman for $33 at 172-90 Highland Avenue, Queens, NY (Google Maps View).

Video of the incident.

(Source New York Post)

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Newborn abducted from a hospital in Lubbock, Texas

A 3 day old girl was abducted from Covenant Lakeside hospital (Google Maps View) in Lubbock Texas by a woman posing as a nurse.

Quoting CNN:
Officers are hunting a 5-foot-3-inch woman seen on security cameras in pink scrubs with purple and blue flowers.

The African-American infant, Mychael Darthard-Dawodu, has jaundice and weighs about 6 pounds, according to the Amber Alert issued by Lubbock Police Department.

Anyone with information about the kidnapping is asked to call the Lubbock Police Department at 806-775-2788, 806-775-2816 or 806-741-1000.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Decade ago Today - North Hollywood Shootout

A Decade ago today, one of the bloodiest crimes of the 1990's took place in North Hollywood, California (Bank Robbery at the North Hollywood Branch of Bank of America on February 28th, 1997). Click here for more details.

Here's a Google Maps View of the North Hollywood Shootout (via Google Earth Community)

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