Playing with SeeClickFix

I found out yesterday that every report collected by SeeClickFix -- from pothole to trash pile -- is openly available via their widgets and an API.

That is pretty cool. It means that anyone who contributes online, whith their phone or via a SeeClickFix interface, such as the embedded one below, adds to a communal set of civic issues.

And if the 311 folks are watching and responding -- like they are in San Francisco -- then it actually can result in civic, or at least municipal, action.

So when will New York City move to a more open 311 reporting system?