Burleigh County Website and Droid Applications
Paul Loree, Instructor of Computer Science, at Minot State University (in conjunction with Dr. Anne Denton and Adam Helsene at NDSU) created a similar application for Ward County (Mouse/Souris River Basin Flood Monitor). Per our request, he created another application for Bismarck/Burleigh/Mandan/Morton to upload pictures to provide visual information on flooded areas, roads, etc.
The application was developed to make information sharing as easy as possible:
- No signup
- No long-term commitment
- Very basic observations
- Simple interface
- Main page behaves like standard Google Maps
Website address for the Missouri River Basin Flood Monitor application: http://www.missouririverflood2011.net
Myriad H20-Bismarck Application
Myriad Applications developed a free droid application to instantaneously provide users with the Missouri River water level, gauge graph, flood news, and links. We even have the flood hotline number listed. Download the free, droid application by searching for: H20-Bismarck
Myriad NDSU Extension Service Application
A new smartphone application from the North Dakota State University Extension Service will help North Dakotans and others record and recover from flood damage. The Disaster Recovery Journal is available free through the Android market.
The application lets users record information about damages as they enter their flooded homes using text, images and audio. The application uses the smartphone's camera feature to capture photos to illustrate the flood damage. Users then can enter descriptions of damaged items or use their smartphone's voice recorder to record an audio description of the damage. These details and photos are essential for possible insurance and/or government reimbursement.
The Disaster Recovery Journal also provides NDSU Extension Service information on how to clean or deal with flood-damaged appliances and electronics; carpets and floors; clothing and fabrics; food; furniture; gardens and landscapes; home structures; household items; mold; papers, books and photos; and water.
The app was developed by Myriad Devices, a company based in the NDSU Research and Technology Park incubator and founded by NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty and students. The NDSU Extension Service provided design and content input, and funded the project, in cooperation with University of Minnesota Extension, through U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Smith-Lever Special Needs grants.
For more information about the application, visit the following website.