Location-based intelligence uses spatial information to empower understanding, insight, decision making and predictions. For security application, the Geospatial data about security assets play a crucial role in crime investigation, such as helping to track suspects, profiling serial offenders, recognizing trends in criminal activities, to list a few. It helps to drive insight on data tied to a specific location where the crime activities take place.
For example, when officers from a crime unit are investigating a specific crime and want to know whether there are images from surveillance cameras available around the crime scene (or the location where the digital device are captured), they will check if the vicinity of the crime scene itself or surveillance cameras are visible. By using location-based services this information could be made quickly and effectively visible.
Hence, the combined visualization of different types of spatial information, for example, the crime scenes and camera surveillances location, can be of great value in investigating criminal activities.