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Adrian Holovaty keeps adding features to chicagocrime.org, and he's just announced a doozy: a route mapper. As a potential use, Holovaty offers the example of tracing your trip home from the El; the tool might also be handy for checking out running or dog walking routes. The site continues to lead the way in useful and intuitive geomapping of data, which is why it's been nominated for a Batten Award for interactive journalism. Congratulations and good luck, Adrian!

 
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