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Welcome to CivicApps!

Making public data easy to find and easy to use.

The CitySync Challenge is now on! This unique innovation event recognizes and rewards the best ideas and apps from the community. Join this growing community of innovative thinkers! Help us identify and recognize the best ideas and apps in the region. Share your own ideas. Submit an app to make life easier for everyone. So get your thinking caps on, share your ideas, and show us what you've got.

BE HEARD. Tell us the ideas you would like to see realized. Comment and vote for ways to make public information more accessible and useful.

GET INVOLVED. Show us how to use, combine and represent the information government holds in more useful and interesting ways. Your ideas provide data and input for developers to better understand the local communities' needs and create apps that matter.

TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY. Apps are what make it happen. Your participation is what turns the vision for public data into reality. Submit ideas that unlock the potential of local data and you could win cool stuff.

Featured Idea

Portland Poetry Boxes app will provide a regional mobile map of Poetry Box locations, and enable users to share and find Poetry Boxes, and plan their walks...

Featured App

Public Art PDX is a free app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that showcases the rich and diverse collection of Public Art on display in and around...

News / Press

Summer in Portland: Open Source Bridge, June 24-27 May 12, 2014

Summer in Portland brings sunshine, more bicycles, and a whole slew of...

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How We Do It: Making Shapefiles More Accessible with Open Source Tools April 30, 2014

The CivicApps data catalog has a ton of great resources, many of which are shapefiles, a proprietary format from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). While these formats are...

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New Public Alerts Dataset February 28, 2013

We are pleased to announce another useful addition to our catalog of available datasets. PublicAlerts.org recently underwent a major upgrade to make it more robust, mobile-friendly, and easier to...

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