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Got a community issue you want to build a tool for? Or an idea for a technology you want to deploy in Hennepin County?

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County Community

An app for county employees that shows;

-maps of the county buildings

-hours of facilities

-information regarding road detours or closures that may impact different locations

-Any maintenance/repair work happening in buildings

-Emergency announcements =weather/closings etc. (push notifications?)

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Lunar resonant streetlights

Change street lights to to use LEDs using lunar resonance to brighten or dim depending on the moonlight. (see Civil Twilight's site: http://www.civiltwilightcollective.com/lunar1.htm) This would save energy and darken the "white night" skies so we could see the stars.

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The Uber of Language Interpreting

I'm working the reception desk. Someone asked me a question in Laotian? Spanish? Russian? Help! I don't speak those languages. "ding!" I send out an SOS on my language apps. Nearby employee with that language skill quickly responds and zooms in to help. Hola, ¿En qué puedo ayudarle? ວິທີການ​ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າ​ອາດຈະຊ່ວຍທ່ານ. как я могу вам помочь Problem solved! customer service - 5 stars! Diversity & Inclusion core value reflective ...more »

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An App for Dog Owners

People that live in Hennepin County love their dogs, and I think an app with a map function that displays dog parks and dog-friendly stores and restaurants would be useful. In the summer it is fun to be able to sit on a patio and get a drink with your dog, but it is hard to find these restaurants that welcome dogs other than by word of mouth. A dog park map funciton would also be useful, especially for those who aren't ...more »

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Digital Time Travel

Have a way to view/compare historical imagery plat maps, and maybe also incorporate historical census data, old photos, etc. Geneologists, local history buffs and other researchers might use it?

 

(Inspired by this project from the New York Public Library http://spacetime.nypl.org/ )

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Pothole Alert

Create an app which shows reported potholes on a map and has an audio alert system. Users can report potholes with the app or through the existing reporting page online and could turn off the alert if they're already aware of the pothole. Minneapolis has a city service reporting app, perhaps we could use some of their reported information on potholes?

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Report sidewalk conditions accessibility issues

Each winter our HC sidewalk system turns treacherous for walkers and insurmountable for people in wheel chairs, with strollers, etc. We need an app to report homeowners, businesses, etc., that are not keeping their sidewalks clear. App would include maps of hot spots, so that users would know what areas they should avoid, and what areas are free of obstacles, as well as allow users to report precise location and condition ...more »

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Use Gmap4 to display Hennepin County data

Anyone that has Hennepin County data in a KML, KMZ or GPX file, can display that file with Gmap4. Doing so lets you see that data with the familiar Google maps interface together with features that include: 1. Mobile devices display a touch-friendly interface. Desktops/laptops display a mouse interface. 2. Geolocation (on mobile devices) with a symbol that follows you as you move. 3. Display a USNG grid. (Federal ...more »

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Human Services Basic Needs Locator

Idea to create an application that allows a user to select what basic services they may need assistance with (food stamps, shelter, safe house, etc.) and then the nearest location to obtain that service (using both geolocation and geofencing). For example, if someone needed assistance with obtaining food stamps, the app can either direct the user to the nearest government building to obtain assistance completing an application ...more »

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Map AED Locations

Set up a process to map/identify locations with AEDs. It could be done as a contest where people could form teams and win "badges" or points for how many they submit. Or, businesses could add their own as they add devices. Something similar was done out on the east coast somewhere (Philly or New York maybe?).

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Report bike and pedestrian trail issues

Create an app or tool that bikers and pedestrians can use to report any maintenance or trail issues that they find. Ideally it would include the GPS coordinates and allow them to take a picture of the problem. Combining this functionality with some of the other bike/ped ideas submitted (ie the interactive map) would be really sweet!

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Northside Digital Asset System

We would like to create a digital tool for residents of North Minneapolis to search for and participate in Digital Innovation endeavors. Currently, offerings are disperate and the community is in need a central rallying point from which work to close the digital divide.

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