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what is happening in local community/volunteer/calendar app 10 years 1 month ago
If there would be a app that could be made for volunteer sos in the community. The PTA, Neighborhood association, big brothers and sisters, red cross, loaves and fishes (just to name a few) would have an app for signaling if there is more need than normal. Community members and volunteers could look at the app and see what is happening in the local neighborhoods.
Police Tipline and visibility to public 10 years 1 month ago
I was reading an article on katu regarding the public that has called in tips regarding the Missing Child Kyron. They are saying there is no visibility once the they called in tips.
Need To Know 10 years 2 months ago
An app that pulls together all public service resources based on an address or location in Google maps. It would include nearest hospital, nearest police station, fire station, non-emergency lines (police, legal aid, etc), schools, shelters, food bank locations, any detours, road closures, etc. It would be a one stop app allowing emergency and community services to be located based on address.
Happy Movement on the City Grid. :-) 10 years 2 months ago
Sort of like the "Rapid Movement" idea... BUT, not relying on real-time sensors or feedback about how traffic lights are coordinated. BECAUSE: City planners and engineers have already designed things to favor certain uses over others: E.g. Some streets are set up as North-South corridors for cars. Some streets are intended as East-West corridors for bicycles. And so on.
Realtime train crossing status 10 years 2 months ago
A service providing info about when trains are crossing the roads would be useful for trains on the Eastside, especially on the tracks where they cut through (and block off) Produce Row.
Realtime bridge status via a feed or dataset. 10 years 2 months ago
It'd be great to get a feed of scheduled raising/lowering of the various bridges. And as well, a way to directly query the current state of each bridge. The service would include enough info so (for example) if a particular bridge is in the UP position, the data would reveal why.
Rapid Movement on the city grid 10 years 3 months ago
Data streams from traffic lights and crosswalk signs would be incorporated into a Google Maps "direction feature." Based on light timing, whether you are in a car/biking or walking, speed limits, and personal movement speeds the quickest direction would be found. Also, a speed calibration feature could test your walking speed or cycling speed.
Green Biz Leaders App 10 years 3 months ago
Looking for local business who are leaders in sustainability initiatives and in their work? want to collaborate or learn more about how they have achieved green success? Locate Portland companies that have won BEST Awards, earned the Climate Champions designation, or that have received other credible third-party sustainability certifications (e.g., Green Seal, LEED, Salmon Safe).
History App 10 years 3 months ago
Portland’s built environment has a rich and unique history. This app will identify historic buildings and districts and will offer information about them. Use this app to find out the age of buildings, various historic features and relevant events in Portland history that help tell the City’s story. Great for locals and visitors alike.
Green Building 10 years 3 months ago
There are over 300 LEED building in (or being constructed in) Portland. Do you know where they are located? Do you have an event that you want to promote in a certified green building? This app will help locate green buildings and access a listing of features, performance, availability of space for lease.