Curious about using government data sets, we discoverer an API allowing us to access live crime statistics. We wanted to be able to visually display to users how much crime occurs on their daily routes.
What it does
SafePassage provides the user with a visual representation of crime density on their daily routes between two locations. This is displayed on a map making the information easy to interpret. Ultimately, making their journey from A to B safer.
How we built it
We utilised appropriate APIs which provided us with data for routing and crime statistics, which we sourced from Google and the UK government respectively.
Challenges we ran into
Extremely long loading times Merging APIs
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Greatly expanded our knowledge of Google maps APIs Having a working prototype Learning new languages (PHP)
What we learned
What's next for SafePassage
Using Crate.io to cache crime statistics for quick access in future.
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