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Welcome to the Colorado Code For Communities Ideas forum. Please submit ideas for apps, visualizations and other products that can be built by teams during the hackathon weekend of July 27th to the 29th. These products should be built on data that is readily available. If you know of a dataset that can support your idea, please add that in your description or in the comments. Also, check out http://codeforcommunities.org for more information.

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  1. wewefwefwef

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    • Adapting One Bus Away (See One Bus Away Project) for Denver's RTD

      Knowing when your bus is actually going to arrive can be enormously helpful with just basic scheduling to not having to spend wasteful time at a bus stand in bad weather. Several cities have mobile apps that do this (Chicago, Tampa, Seattle to mention a few). One Bus Away is an open source framework that can be adapted for this purpose.

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      • Vote a bike lane into existence

        Build an app, that each time it's loaded, makes a note for wherever the app's user is. It's just a vote app. Load it, you voted. If the user wants, the user can also write a note about why a bike lane would be useful in that location.

        This information is then published online. Every vote also automatically sends an email to the listed city representative (so we'd need a lat/long lookup table for the Denver Metro region, which correlates location to city representative), letting them know about it.

        10 votes
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        • Location of available parking places at DIA

          When drive to DIA finding a parking place often takes quite a bit of driving around, adding that level of anxiety about getting to your plane without a glitch.

          Wouldn't it be great to know how many parking spaces are available in a given lot and where those parking places are located?

          6 votes
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          • DMV Wait Time App

            I hate nothing more than walking into the DMV, pulling ticket C534, then looking at the wall LED display and seeing that their currently on C472. It would be nice to have an app that shows you the current number and the amount of numbers presently in cue. Maybe even track historical data to show the slowest days or best time of day so that infrequent DMV goers don't get stuck in line for 2 hours. Would be helpful for businesses such as car dealerships and car rental companies who frequent the DMV.

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            • App to crowdsource best routes for cyclists

              Could include data about crashes and crowdsourced alerts For example: http://apps.sfgov.org/showcase/apps/cycletracks/

              40 votes
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              • Help developers find infill and redevelopment opportunities

                Create a simple application that would house all the information on vacant lots and brownfields and streamline the process of acquisition

                23 votes
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                • Website that aggregates info about a given street

                  Would include when street sweeping occurs, closest polling place, etc all related to that block/street

                  14 votes
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                  • App for election day tracking

                    Would include poll locations, ballot info, let people check in on when/where theyÕve voted to understand wait times, mashup that election day info with demographic info

                    31 votes
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                    • Deploy Open311

                      311 is available in the region, but is not built on open standards. If we deployed Open311 in Denver, we would have more ways of connecting to new apps developed by other civic hackers or government entities. For more info: http://open311.org

                      18 votes
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                      • Infographics to show effectiveness of state legislation

                        App or infographic could show where money is going based on themes like green infrastructure, planning, education, etc.

                        15 votes
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                        • Multi-modal transit-sheds mapping

                          Answer the question how far can I bike/walk in 20 minutes?

                          16 votes
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                          • Use data to create neighborhood boundaries

                            Using data like demographics, neighborhood centers, significant streets, identify emerging neighborhoods

                            7 votes
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                            • Use gaming to help crowdsource data about the region

                              For example, have people check in when they park their bike and get some sort of reward. Use gaming principles to get people to contribute data about anything from infrastructure to amenities

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Open Data  ·  Admin →
                              • 7 votes
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                                • Add features to CKAN (data repository and catalog)

                                  CKAN is an open source data catalog and repository that has been deployed regionally at http://ckan.opencolorado.org. We could add features specific to this region's needs like syncing existing web mapping platforms in the region with CKAN

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Use data from Beautiful Streets to visualize preferences

                                    The data is available for free at http://denver.beautiful.st and could be used to produce visualizations on the types of streets people preferred

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Homelessness resources app (tap into available technology)

                                      Create a mobile application that can help advocates and concerned individuals identify available resources for homeless

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Visualize data on existing labor patterns

                                        Include data on education level, skills in visualizations that show where our existing labor force is

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Create platform for people to contribute to regional data

                                          For example: locate road centerlines add more qualitative data to streets and neighborhoods

                                          5 votes
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