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SeeClickFix for Rossland

As the Engineer for the City of Rossland, I want to gather input from residents on non-emergency issues around the community. This can be difficult unless there is a forum for easily describing where the problem is. In comes SeeClickFix, a relative newcomer to the internet Google Maps mashup crowd, providing an excellent set of tools and widgets to make it as easy as possible for a resident to notify a municipality or public works department of potholes or other non-emergency issues around their city.

See – see a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood
Click – open a ticket describing the issue and what can be done to resolve it
Fix – publicly report the issue to everyone for resolution

Here is the map for Rossland, BC. We’ll have this uploaded to the City’s website so that people have an opportunity to tell us what needs fixing!

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

6 thoughts on “SeeClickFix for Rossland

  1. Wow, that is very cool. I suppose I can't report my neighbours breaking bylaws on it, though??? Just kidding. Actually, it's a really good idea and I'll have to bear it in mind if I ever see anything iffy around here.

  2. One of the benefits of See Click Fix is that it encourages people to report things, rather than walk by them. This is like a "Jane Jacobs" effect. The small things matter.

    Since the site took off in New Haven, I now report everything down to, say, a brick that is slightly off-kilter. This kind of thing gets catalogued, and then down the line can prevent someone from becoming injured. Check out http://www.designnewhaven.com/2009/03/seeclickfix… for an example of how you can use the site to help mobilize a core of advocates/activists to resolve a particularly dangerous issue. That SCF issue has been viewed 1,000 times.

    Yes, you can also use it to snitch on your neighbors anonymously- police encourage this since it can prevent much bigger problems from developing. . Check out http://blog.seeclickfix.com/2009/03/heroin-dealer… for an example.

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