Monday, August 12, 2013

Android App for monitoring 911 incidents in the City of Portland, Oregon

Users can monitor the City of Portland, Oregon's Police 911 Dispatch Incidents using this made for Android app - Portland 911 Incidents Monitor. The 100 most recent, closed, non-confidential calls for service received by the City of Portland's 911 system can be viewed as a text list or on a map as icons. Incident details can be viewed by touching an item on the list or a marker on the map display. A function is available to easily filter away unwanted incidents from the list or map by text. The app allows the user to send the incident location to Google Maps and/or Street View for better visualization of the 911 incident environment.
Upon launching the app, the list of incidents will be downloaded and displayed with associated icons as shown below.

The list of incidents can be filtered by using the Filter command - activated by selecting the Filter icon on the Action Bar or menu item. This will toggle the display of the filter text entry field. As you type in any text e.g. traffic, the incident list is dynamically updated.

To view all the incidents on a map, simply select the Map option item in the Action Bar menu. The filter (if any) remains in effect until it is cleared. Touching any incident icon will pop up a snippet of information about the incident. Touching the snippet will display the incident details.

Long pressing any item in the incident list will pop up a menu, as shown below, where the selected incident can be shared, located on a map, or send to the Google Maps app.

Using the Google Maps app, Street View can be activated for better visualization of the incident environment.

Android app on Google Play

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