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Ghetto GPS Patent – where in Canberra will it warn of?

By creative_canberran - 10 January 2012 29

This week, Microsoft has been granted a patent for GPS mapping technology that can take, among other things, crime statistics into account when calculating a route.

Last week, someone posted an interesting question about jogging in Canberra late at night, so such a feature sounds useful. So rioters, what specific places/events in Canberra (other than Charnwood and Summernats) do you predict this technology would warn against?

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Waiting For Godot 5:31 pm 11 Jan 12

Erindale Centre without doubt.

Chop71 3:47 pm 11 Jan 12

arescarti42 said :

http://www.police.act.gov.au/community-safety/crime-statistics

Charnwood patrol zone: 2.6 crimes per 1000 people.quote]

wow

Canberra 4.6 crimes per 1000
Charnwood 2.6 crimes per 1000

That’s pretty impressive.

HenryBG 3:22 pm 11 Jan 12

Pork Hunt said :

Will it go into meltdown if you drive past the AMC?

Yes – I was going to suggest they add it to an app which uses Facebook/etc… to detect where those little pr!cks are going out for the night so it could dynamically predict where the trouble would be on any given night.

KB1971 1:40 pm 11 Jan 12

DUB said :

KB1971 said :

arescarti42 said :

http://www.police.act.gov.au/community-safety/crime-statistics

Charnwood patrol zone: 2.6 crimes per 1000 people.

Fyshwick/Oaks Estate patrol zone: 187.7 crimes per 1000 people.

The number is obviously skewed by the fact that no one lives in Fyshwick, but Oaks Estate is still pretty dodgy. The Causeway is also a pretty sketchy hood.

& Banks/Conder is only 2.9 Dub, what suburb do you live in that is so pristine? (My bet is the Causway…..)

You’ve lost your bet, KB1971, look at how touchy you are getting, do you live in any of the suburbs mentioned by me? 🙂 I bet you do! LOL.

I live in Torrens, which is Woden, sure, last suburb before Tuggeranong “hood” area, but, as far as I can tell, we barely even have crimes, nice, quiet leafy streets.
Crime rate will jump if I decide to use a slingshot and fire at that massive vase in front of particular house on my street. 😀 Very tempted.

Yep I do, for 10 years in fact with no dramas 😉

Duffbowl 12:02 pm 11 Jan 12

DUB said :

Oh yess, that is awesome news!
My money will be on Tuggeranong, in particular ( multiple warnings and forced detour for) : Banks, Conder and that other suburb there (sorry, can’t remember the name). I wish I had a permit to blow them up. 🙂

Gordon would be the name you’re looking for.

What I’m wondering is why you want to blow up the suburbs of Lanyon?

Proboscus 11:47 am 11 Jan 12

I can’t separate the Tent Embassy, Gungharlem, Belcompton, Tuggers, Narabundah, Oaks Estate or Struggle Town.

I have the same reservations as Pork Hunt that any GPS with this software may meltdown as you drive past the Hilton.

DUB 8:16 am 11 Jan 12

KB1971 said :

arescarti42 said :

http://www.police.act.gov.au/community-safety/crime-statistics

Charnwood patrol zone: 2.6 crimes per 1000 people.

Fyshwick/Oaks Estate patrol zone: 187.7 crimes per 1000 people.

The number is obviously skewed by the fact that no one lives in Fyshwick, but Oaks Estate is still pretty dodgy. The Causeway is also a pretty sketchy hood.

& Banks/Conder is only 2.9 Dub, what suburb do you live in that is so pristine? (My bet is the Causway…..)

You’ve lost your bet, KB1971, look at how touchy you are getting, do you live in any of the suburbs mentioned by me? 🙂 I bet you do! LOL.

I live in Torrens, which is Woden, sure, last suburb before Tuggeranong “hood” area, but, as far as I can tell, we barely even have crimes, nice, quiet leafy streets.
Crime rate will jump if I decide to use a slingshot and fire at that massive vase in front of particular house on my street. 😀 Very tempted.

screaming banshee 11:26 pm 10 Jan 12

I drove through Causeway once, it was like walking into a saloon and having the piano stop.

I wont be going back.

LSWCHP 10:23 pm 10 Jan 12

Henry82 said :

I dont think it’s a big issue here, when you use a GPS, you’re usually in the car – not walking. So unless we have an area with car jackings, the GPS would be kind of pointless.

I assume the technology would take into account the time of day.

Accroding to what I saw on Slashdot, the patent is targeted sepcifically at devices for people who are not in vehicles. Those who are on foot, in wheelchairs, riding bikes etc.

As for where it would warn about in Canberra, I would think that parliament house is the obvious nogo zone. It’s full of uneducated and violent transient blowins from interstate who have no hesitation in dumping on our community and generally causing unrest. I think I can truthfully say it’s the one area of Canberra I’ve only been to once in the 20+ years since it opened. What sensible person would want to go there and associate with those people?

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