I rattled off a list of data mapping ideas at the VanChangeCamp, I'm
not sure what happened to the list...
For those who have continence issues, a mobile application that shows
the user's proximity to the nearest public washroom would be a
blessing. I am certainly willing to start in on an iPhone app, if the
data is available, and look forward to anyone willing to collaborate.
The above app could be a good place to then introduce locations and
proximity of other municipal services. medical clinics, hospitals,
police & fire, community policing, shelters, on and on...
I'm not sure this idea fits here, it's maybe the flip side to
(great site!), I believe there would be value in
disclosing what projects (e.g. municipal) are receiving priority,
their cost, and reasons why they are ranked. Then it would be great to
allow the community to vote on the project list as a way of moving
popular projects up or down the list.
It might be useful to see where (road) construction is impacting
traffic flow and allow users to plan their trips accordingly?
In terms of knowing when news is breaking, would it be possible to
make calendar data of city councellors public? Of course other
officials' whereabouts would be of interest too.
One might raise security concerns, but there are often public meetings
that are well planned for the safety of attendees. It would do no harm
to allow this data into the public stream.
Plenty for now.
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