NYC Using GPS BlackBerry’s To Report Road Problems

bloomberg.jpgMatt wrote a blog post about an interesting article on It turns out that Bloomberg is deploying BlackBerry GPS units to road inspectors so that the can geo-map the locations of road problems.

Scouts are actually a fleet of three-wheel mini-truck-like vehicles whose mission is to drive every city street once a month and report to 311 conditions that negatively impact the quality of life in the city. The scout operator will drive down a street with a BlackBerry connected to a GPS system. When the operator sees something like litter or graffiti or a pothole, they’ll just push a button and enter in the information into the system.

Check out the full article on to read about this interesting implementation of BlackBerry GPS devices.

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