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All my tools

SystemMapper: See the location and details of all TriMet buses and MAX trains

TransitMapper: See the location and details of the next vehicles to a stop using Google Maps

Twitter feeds:

Uses TriMet Detours Web Service. I had already created my TransitMapper app which downloaded data from TriMet and loaded Google Maps to show bus/train locations (so was familiar with the concepts), and a reply from TriMet on their Twitter account mentioning me rubbed me the wrong way so created I this.

It can be argued that this is something that should be done officially, however TriMet does at least deserve credit for making it easily and formally possible for other people to do things like this by providing access to underlying data.

See also The good and the bad of TriMet alerts

Closed, non-confidential 911 calls for service in Multnomah County. Uses City of Portland's 911 Dispatch Incidents (geoRSS) feed. Someone else used to be run something like this, then the source feed went away for a long while due to city technology upgrades. I noticed that it was working again and had already created my TriMet Alerts feed so decided to do it. Note that the Portland Police log does not include traffic stops since at the time I created these they were pushing the account over Twitter's daily posting limit. In addition, "closed" means incidents do not show up until they are over; the time in the tweets is when the call was actually received.

I have thought about making a Web page where people could select a geographic area and get e-mails about incidents within it.

Scanner feeds:

TriMet scanner

King County Metro Transit scanner

Washington County Law Enforcement
-Trunking Recorder (call history)

Clackamas County Law Enforcement
-Trunking Recorder (call history; this had not been running due to resource issues and other feeds that were running on the computer)

Clackamas County Fire

Oregon State Radio Project, Portland Central Simulcast: OpenMHz / Broadcastify

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