- File Size: 2342 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Publisher: Stay Safe Maps (May 21, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 21, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00859WSP8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,110,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Stay Safe Crime Map of Raleigh & Durham Kindle Edition
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Easy to download as a book is, really acts no differently either. You get a contents or index page, as well as an image breaking the listed City(s) into sections, giving you 'chapter' numbers to go to for a given section.
I've not lived in the Raleigh/Durham area, so I can't comment on the accuracy of the maps, nor their ability to warn you of 'risky' areas.
But I will say that this concept is better used on a Fire, or any other large screened device, and color helps. The maps are perfectly legible on a regular kindle, but a bit too hard to read and understand to my 50yr old eyes, however on the 'Fire' it becomes quite easy to work with.
I'd give 5+ stars to both the concept and the execution, as well as to the general safety info given. But on a regular Kindle, in my honest opinion it isn't easy enough on the eyes to have any great value. It is much better on the Fire, but a bigger still screen would be better!
If this were an application for a computer, or even a 'netbook', it would get the five stars, but based on the devices it is listed for here on Amazon, I must only give it four stars.
Perhaps with younger eyes it would provide a greater value on these devices?
This product consists of maps of Raleigh & Durham on which the high crime areas are covered by cross-hatching. At a glance you can tell where to go and where avoid. Download this on your tablet or phone before the trip and consult it as you drive.
The other feature of the Stay Safe is a set of generic, common sense safety rules that most could figure out on their own but for which periodic reminders are always helpful.
If you are going into a city for which Michael Gard offers a Stay Safe Crime Map, download it. For the price it is the best insurance policy you can get!
I did receive a free copy of this for review.
Does it really take much convincing that if you are on vacation, you don't wish to inadvertently stumble into an area where you have a high chance of being robbed, assaulted or whatever? Of course not. While this volume can hardly be counted on to make sure you will remain safe, it can tip the odds, if not in your favor, at least so they don't tip against you. You get a good deal peace of mind for the price of $3.
Now are these crime data available for free? Well, yes, in a way. There are sources online you can access crime frequency in metro areas and probably if you put your mind to it, you could duplicate what the author has done here. Yet why would you? It'd take a good deal of effort and then you'd have to make the map and jam it somehow into your Kindle or Kindle app. Whoopee. You'd save all of $3. Don't you have better things to do with you life? I do.
The book starts with an brief intro and then moves to a Table of Contents which are links to area maps or keys to map areas. It's easy and obvious to hyperlink from the ToC to a map or back to the ToC from a map.
The book finishes up with some well worn suggestions on how to keep safe. This is the one area of the book I think lacking.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
was unable to view on computer, kindle fire or pad effectively enough to determine streets. I wouldn't recommend electronic version.Published 17 months ago by shelly a reese
I don't have time to read books not going straight to the point. I loved this book! I used myself many of those techniques in a big city in Brazil and I avoided many times someone... Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Amazon Customer
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