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IET builds digital tools at the City of Detroit. This is what we're working on and thinking about:

FOIA Tracker

New open dataset and web interface to make the FOIA process, requests, and responses more transparent


Stage: Idea

Property God

Curate all known data points about an address in a search interface

Tools: Javascript, GraphQL
Stage: Planning

Restaurant Inspections

New open dataset and analysis to predict inspection outcomes


Stage: Planning

SMS Address

SMS app to quickly lookup ownership info and property status about addresses in Detroit

Tools: Python, Twilio
Stage: Planning

Blight Violation Clearances

Build a tool that searches BVN by name and populates a Smartsheet for generating DAH's clearance list.


Stage: Development

Detroit Assistant

Multiple services wrapped into an Alexa/Google Home product

Tools: Google Home
Stage: Development

Detroit Dashboard

Prototype concept of a live-updating Detroit Dashboard for detroitmi.gov

Tools: React.js
Stage: Development

Detroit JS SDK

Node.js SDK for Detroit services

Tools: Node.js
Stage: Development

Development Tracker

Database and front-end tool to track economic development projects

Tools: Airtable, Mapbox, Javascript
Stage: Development

Crime Viewer

Map to filter crime stats designed with Detroit's neighborhood radio patrols

Tools: Javascript, Mapbox
Stage: Production

Demo Alerts

SMS app to find nearby houses scheduled for demolition and get lead safe health tips

Tools: Python, Twilio
Stage: Production

Demo Tracker

Map of demolitions and Detroit Land Bank Authority program-related data

Tools: Javascript, Mapbox
Stage: Production

Dispensary Viewer

Map of medical marijuana dispensaries by operating status

Tools: Javascript, Mapbox
Stage: Production

ETL Library

Tools and processes to manage open data across all City systems

Tools: Python, PostgreSQL
Stage: Production

IET Template

Simple repo with Mapbox GL and Browserify preconfigured for spinning up quick maps

Tools: Mapbox, Javascript
Stage: Production

IET Website

This website & blog where we share what we're up to with the Internet

Tools: React.js, GraphQL, Airtable
Stage: Production

Parcel Viewer

Searchable map of parcels with ownership info, zoning classification, and legal description

Tools: Mapbox, React.js
Stage: Production

Park Finder

Map of parks and recreation opportunities

Tools: Javascript, Mapbox
Stage: Production

Simple Survey

Mapbox frontend for feature-based survey with Survey123

Tools: Mapbox, Survey123, Javascript
Stage: Production

Solid Waste Inspections

Field survey tool to record daily solid waste inspections

Tools: Survey123, ArcGIS Online
Stage: Production

Zoom 19

Map of all of the data layers to visualize City programs and operations block-by-block

Tools: Javascript, Mapbox
Stage: Production

ddot.info

Bus schedules and real-time info redesign for detroitmi.gov

Tools: React.js, Mapbox
Stage: Production

In the spirit of open-source, we encourage your feedback and welcome contributions through feature requests, bug reports, and code patches. Find notes on using Github issues and pull requests in our Code Standards repo, or ask a question by email at iet@detroitmi.gov.

If you're interested in working together on one of these projects or pitching us a new one, get in touch and we'll start a conversation to determine if it's a good fit.

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