Links for 2010-04-05

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  1. Christopher
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 23:50 | Permalink

    Tell Dublin to speak to mysociety.org about getting their own version of fixmystreet.com and the associated iPhone app :)

  2. ben
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 00:36 | Permalink

    I’ll wait for it to be available for Android.

  3. Christopher
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 00:38 | Permalink

    If you’re referring to fixmystreet.com, you won’t have long to wait — check the Android Market.

  4. Posted April 6, 2010 at 07:51 | Permalink

    One of the big barriers you have to overcome is the accuracy of reports of potholes, leaking pipes and other public works discrepancies. The councils use handheld GPS units tied to OSI maps that the engineers use. Google Maps and Ovi maps don’t translate directly. In my personal experience, potholes I’ve reported by my handheld maps are often pinpointed up to two lanes away from where they’re actually located.

    But as a citizen information initiative, reporting by app is a good idea.

  5. Posted April 6, 2010 at 11:31 | Permalink

    hey Bernie — how are you sending in those reports? email?