Report Issues in Your Community with SeeClickFix

By ObiGeorge on 18 Feb 2010 01:27 pm
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SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix is geodynamic application that is part of a movement to bring citizens closer with their local governments. The premise of the app is simple - when you come across a non-emergency issue in your community (ie. pothole, graffiti, broken street light) just open the app, describe the problem and upload a picture if you wish. This issue will then make its way to the powers to be in your local government, containing a description of the problem, picture, and GPS location that was provided by your BlackBerry. The appropriate department can then dispatch the proper employees out to fix whatever this issue may be. Also, any others using the application who are following the neighborhood with the reported issue will be notified immediately, keeping your community up to date on any problems in the area. All these issues are "shared" throughout all the users in the neighborhood. So if you drive by a few days later and see that the issue is fixed, you can upload a new photo telling that the problem is resolved, and all will be notified. Obviously not all areas have adopted this service, but it is growing very quickly. If you are tired of hitting those annoying potholes, let your local government know, and if they are not signed up for SeeClickFix Plus, request that they do.

8 comments

R1cE

Hey that's a good idea

sedalia066

are connected. Going for the download now.

malicefox

My city just posted about this same thing saying they have full support for the project. Lets see how well they respond to being bombarded with issues.

garifer

I checked out my city (Anchorage, AK) and see that most of the things that are reported cannot be easily fixed. People complaining about traffic flows and parking lot problems... And someone reported a homicide?

Is there a way to tell if your city gov't is even participating?

oneram

This is awesome. Even in Los Angeles where the city couldn't give a darn... this may actually be a very useful tool! That's 1 less blown tire a month for me or my wife. Here's to hoping that the city actually fixes the ungodly amount of potholes in a timely manner.

mookish

I hate to be on the receiving end of this in NYC, I myself can log 100 issues/complaints just on the way to work in the morning! I would quickly go from being a good tool to just noise. And just like every other medium here, people would stop using it when they see that they are getting no results. Not that no one is listening, but what are the chances that the pothole in your street will get fixed when there are a million others being reported too. The receiving center would just be overwhelmed. But I'd give it a try!

webmastir

& truly, it's amazing that it's free for the blackberry. highly recommend this app!

r7mr7m

I think that this is a great idea. I just don't have faith in the city to actually take care of the issues I report.