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City, IPFW developing trail app

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 01:26 pm

The city's Greenways and Trails Department and IPFW's Computer Science Senior Capstone Teams are partnering to develop a mobile app for people who use the city's greenways and trails system. The app would help collect data on trail usage and trail conditions, and users who create an account would be able to provide information to the city about maintenance items or safety concerns. For instance, after a severe storm, trail users could send photos where trees have fallen across the trail. The information would have GPS coordinates and be time stamped.

“Working with the city of Fort Wayne on this multi-year project allows our students to gain real-world experience in their field of study,” said Beomjin Kim, project advisor and professor and chair of computer science at IPFW. Kim and Capstone Team members Austin Wolfe, Justin Chadwell, Brendan Fullenkamp and Neil Rawlins worked with city employees James Haley, Dawn Ritchie, and Amy Hartzog on the project.


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