Databases turn the tide on Graffiti! {Comments Off on Databases turn the tide on Graffiti!}

by Stephen O
Graffiti, it dots the landscape in just about every city and neighborhood. In most cases, it is an eyesore, blight upon the urban landscape. Every day the cities spend millions on cleaning it up, only for to happen again, and again. To this end cities are fighting back…with databases!  Several cities have started to fight back with databases. Los Angeles launched its own database this year called TAGRS to combat a ten million dollar a year problem. City of Santa Clarita has a Graffiti task force, which was created back in 2006 and since then has caught 1,000 taggers since the creation of their database. read more...