and others have come out with search technology to make it easier to find restaurants; now IBM is using similar concepts to make it easier to anticipate where liquor store robberies will occur. Big Blue has unveiled a system that plots geographic information contained in police
The use of geographic information has become one of the more active subspecialties in the database andworld. Start-up , for example, has created software that transforms geographical data, such as the movements of tagged animals, into graphics. Software from MetaCarta, meanwhile, tags geographic references in data to create maps that could illuminate traffic patterns or the movement of a person.