Maps in the News: Indiana State Police Using Interactive Maps
The Indiana State Police have created an interactive map that gives prospective renters or home owners a chance to see if their property was once a methamphetamine lab or dump site.
The data used to create this tool comes from a State Police database of locations of methamphetamine labs and dump sites dating back to 2007. The data is curated and exported to the interactive map through the state’s technology agency.
Some properties will remain unpublished due to legal technicalities, but the public can still learn about even unpublished properties by directly contacting the Indiana State Police or the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
Users can also view a heat map of cities with an especially large methamphetamine presence—Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne, and Muncie. According to the map, there were 1,568 incidents throughout the state in 2013.