Prince George is known for winter, and woods and wildlife, but we also have another feature, one we love to hate.
~ Potholes! ~
I make maps for a living. I use geography and the web to build things like Mammoth Trails or ecoReserve. Last year I built the first PG Pothole Map. There was a minor media flurry and I found myself on TV and on the radio. This is certainly a hot topic that engenders some passion in the people of Prince George. Whether it be your front end you trashed in a bath sized hole or the vehicular obstacle course you need to negotiate on the way to work, no one likes potholes. Now you have a chance to help map them!
If you are a twitter person, please feel free to tweet your potholes, or tweet some buzz about potholes in PG using the #pgpothole hash tag. But hey, no tweeting and driving, that would be dangerous, illegal and stupid!
If you're a map person, get in touch with me at sparkgeo
Wow, we got on the radio! check out the interview here
Tweet your location (with location services enabled) using the #pgpothole hashtag and it will appear on this map.
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You can write an address before a double colon (::) and this app will geo-code the address for you. Make it look something like: "5th and carney, prince George, BC :: #pgpothole" or the example on the right, and it will appear on the map too.