The map would have been great in 2000, but in 2013, releasing the map without the underlying data is a failed exercise in open government,” John Kaehny, co-chair of the NYC Transparency Working Group and executive director of Reinvent Albany, wrote in an email, adding that the group was not involved with the legislation. “The map itself is primitive compared to Seattle’s and other cities, which show different icons for different crimes, have a description of the type of crime in the hover box and allow viewing of the actual police report.