Events / Parties
National Day of Civic Hacking was a national event that took place June 1-2 in cities across the nation. The event brought together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs to create new, interesting applications focused specifically on improving the local community.
Team CitySourced was out in full effect over the two day Hackathon event. In addition, our close technology partner, Esri, was there as well to demonstrate it’s GIS and mapping technology, which is in use in the CitySourced app.
Fresh off his recent win, Eric Garcetti, Mayor-Elect and early CitySourced Supporter was there to open the ceremonies and offer his words of encouragement.
At the Esri Australia User Conference (Ozri UC) this past week, attendees were given a live demonstration of CitySourced. The Topic “Your GIS dreams are now a reality” was about the evolved mapping applications from a flat 2D environment to powerful GIS solutions.
Cassandra Barker, General Manager of Map Data Services showed how easy it is to use the CitySourced app. She opened the app on her iPhone, took a picture of an “incident”, confirmed the location and included a short description. Once she pressed submit, the report showed up in the CitySourced console, ready for the appropriate authorities to action. Cassie highlighted that users can report on anything from noise disturbances, potholes, fallen trees and lost shopping trolleys. Drawing on crowdsourcing principles, the app can be used by anybody with a smartphone, effectively deputising the entire community in working together towards a common goal.
CitySourced is proud to be partnering with such a great company. Together, they will be bringing mapping applications to a broader audience and are challenging the traditional boundaries of GIS.
Excellent work by MapData Services!
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Team CitySourced recently completed another successful trip to the Esri UC conference, which marks our third trip to the event. We’ve grown considerably since we took the stage in front of 15,000 with Jack Dangermond back at conference in 2010. In a short two year span, our mobile enterprise reporting system has grown to cover municipalities and school systems in 6 countries across 4 continents. That growth has been greatly supported by many partners, including our inclusion in the Esri Partner Network.
We’ve certainly learned a lot in our time. But, what does this all have to do with flying drones you ask?
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Following up on our announcement last week of Eric Garcetti’s adopting CitySourced, we are kicking it off with “Download Day” this Saturday April 17th.
We want to see a few of our LA Tech friends out to support CitySourced. You in? Please retweet!
Join Council President Eric Garcetti, at the launching of Garcetti 3-1-1, A new iPhone App that allows Angelenos to easily report graffiti, potholes, and other problems with their iPhone!
Americans (SIPA) Community Room 3200 Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90026