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How dangerous is your life? Personalising Government Open Crime Data
Andrew Garbett, Conor Linehan, Ben Kirman, Jamie Wardman, Shaun Lawson
In this paper, we present Fearsquare, an application that allows people to engage with Government Open Data in a way that is contextualised to their own, individual, everyday life. The application mashes geo-located crime statistics with personal check-ins registered with the social media service FourSquare to give users a realistic representation of the levels of crime that occur in the places that they frequent or visit. The application is presented as an example of how Open Data can be given individual context and tailored for used in the field of personal informatics, as well as an example of how social media can be used to stimulate engagement with, as well as facilitate access and add value to, such data.