So basically I want to make a website where users can post virtually any location-based
information, the information will be sorted into categories, and (via checkboxes/search
combo or something) can be displayed on the map with clickable details. This will heavily
rely on google maps I'm sure. This will include your events (link with
facebook/myspace/whatever), other posted local events from local clubs/bars/whatever, etc.
Anyway the clincher is we will also have locations of police activity! Mainly
roadblocks/checkpoints and speed traps. Everything posted will have a timestamp and police activity is locally known to last an average amount of time depending on the activity so the locals will figure it out quickly. We can set the website to auto-delete across the board if no end-time is specified depending on event. Anyway that's technical details. The reason google won't do this themselves is because it's too controversial, but launching the whole thing on this platform appeals to every aspect of living local life in the users' area.
Since we'd be relying so much on Google (probably) I bet if we fleshed this out we might could get a partnership of some sorts with them, at least under the table.
By the way the police activity intel should be covered under the freedom of information act I think. I figure we get some good lawyers and we'll be fine.
So...what do you think? And if you steal my idea I'll sue you faster than a speeding bullet