Civic Commons, a non-profit initiative that aims to help cities and local governments harness the power of shared technologies and adapt to a more collaborative software development methodology, recently released an app store for civic technology called the Civic Commons Marketplace. Just last week, an alpha version of the Civic Commons Marketplace API for this app store was also released.
Cameras can capture what the human eye doesn’t always see, but only when they are setup and positioned correctly. One of the biggest challenges in developing an effective video surveillance system is eliminating the gaps in coverage between cameras, otherwise known as blind spots. Vumii, a maker of night vision cameras, has come up with a way to fix the problem. The Atlanta, Ga.-based company has developed a Web app based on the Google Maps API that enables users to asses a site and build a surveillance strategy based on the specific needs of a facility.