Archive for March, 2011
An application developed for all major smartphone operating systems enables citizens to more effectively and directly participate in local government by registering their concerns and forwarding those concerns to government work order management systems. Called CitySourced, the application was developed in summer 2009 by the company of the same name.
To read more: http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0111/citysourced.html
To the left is a photo of Moderator John Tolva, IBM Director of Citizenship and Technology and panelists Joe Adams, Corpus Christi Mayor; Kevin Johns, Director, Austin Economic Growth and Redevelopment; Gary Scoffield, Esri Regional Manager discuss ways to improve our cities. They highlighted Corpus Christi, and focused on how solutions like IBM Maximo, CitySourced and Esri work together to make smarter cities by delivering end to end solutions that connect broken workflows and automate input channels.
Fortunately, a growing number of cities, counties and state agencies are creating new ways for drivers to report large holes in the road.
A website called CitySourced is allowing residents to be more connected to their government entities, and allow drivers to file “incident reports” on issues in their counties and neigborhoods, this includes reporting on potholes. CitySourced has established reporting sites inLorain, Geauga and all counties here in Northeast Ohio.
Seth Godin wrote about it here http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/09/the-mesh-is-here-dont-miss-it.html
Seth is one of our heroes, so it feels really good to get the acknowledgement.
We’re doing our part to wake up the neighborhood!
CItySourced Founders Jason Kiesel & Kurt Daradics speak with Esri Mobile Marketing Manager Jen Jacobs about the benefits of utilizing the latest Esri technologies, and how to best leverage partnering with Esri.
- Be honest & real with your partner manager
- Esri is a flat organization, find your champion
- Esri is like an iceberg, lots beneath the surface, so dive deep to find the treasure
Top tips include:
Presenting to the 2500+ partners at the Esri Partner Conference was another milestone for me. I was able to speak from the heart about our vision to transform civic engagement.The positive feedback was humbling and encouraging.
What seems to be capturing folks imagination is our BIG vision and our strategy of building products for
the mobile and web that take the friction out of the of the process. It is clearer than ever how Esri’s vision
to make the world a better place is perfectly aligned with ours.
This photo highlights another moment with Jack Dangermond, Scott Morehouse, & our partner manager Myles Sutherland.
CitySourced was highlighted in this podcast
When the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County, Nevada, and Fehr & Peers transportation consultants teamed up to create the Reno Sparks Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, they decided to find new ways to generate public comments. In addition to public meetings, the team asked Esri partner CitySourced to create an online web map and smartphone application that allowed people in Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks to submit georeferenced electronic comments. All comments and accompanying photos are displayed on an online map of the area at RenoSparksBPP.com
To read more go to page 8 & 9 on this link…