PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Graffiti Busting Gets High-Tech Assists

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Comment | More

Want to clean up graffiti? There’s an app, and more, for that.

The city of Phoenix has launched what it calls the nation’s first free graffiti-busting application for Droid phone users. Users can point, click and send photos of graffiti and other blight to municipal officials for clean-up. Geotags embedded in the photo by its GPS identify the property’s location. Reporters can also track what happens to their reports.

The app was developed by Graffiti Protective Coatings, one of the largest graffiti abatement companies in the United States. It is available on the Droid Market by typing in “myphoenix.”

The app follows the successful launch of GPC’s Target Graffiti program, a real-time web-based system for reporting and tracking graffiti. GPC, which offers 24/7 graffiti removal service, says it developed the system in response to client requests for faster, more comprehensive and more accurate tracking of graffiti for law-enforcement and administrative purposes.

The system can be designed to interface with local law enforcement, public works and code enforcement personnel. Users need not purchase GCS removal services to obtain the Target Graffiti system.

Target Graffiti also uses an iPhone app by the same name, developed by Darland & Associates LLC of Mendocino, CA. The Target Graffiti app allows iPhone users to photograph, document and report graffiti directly to authorities.

"That has allowed that data to be immediately accessible by anyone in the city, namely police departments," says company president Fred Darland. "They can go look in the database for specific monikers… It increases their efficiency tremendously."

Of course, graffiti artists are not taking these techno-measures lying down. In January, Apple unveiled DustTag, an iPhone app designed for graffiti writers, which visualizes the motion involved in the creation of a tag. It allows writers to share animated 3-D representations of their hand styles.

   

Tagged categories: Graffiti removal; Protective coatings

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


International Paint LLC
New! Chartek

The next evolution in passive fire protection has arrived! Check out our new line of Chartek products.


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at
thermioninc.com
877.884.3428


Binks/DeVilbiss
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.


Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


Advanced Recycling Systems
ADVANCED RECYCLING SYSTEMS (ARS)

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!
(330)536-8210


Atlantic Design, Inc.
CLICK HERE

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com