mySociety's geographic problem reporting platform.
FixMyStreet Platform is an open source project to help people run websites for reporting common street problems such as potholes and broken street lights to an appropriate authority.
Users locate problems using a combination of address and sticking a pin in a map without worrying about the correct authority to report it to. FixMyStreet then works out the correct authority using the problem location and type and sends a report, by email or using a web service such as Open311. Reported problems are visible to everyone so they can see if something has already been reported and leave updates. Users can also subscribe to email or RSS alerts of problems in their area.
It was created in 2007 by mySociety for reporting problems to UK councils and has been copied around the world.
We’re working hard to make FixMyStreet Platform easy to install and re-use in other countries and welcome questions about how it works on our mailing list.
We also have a guide on the technical and non-technical how and why of using the FixMyStreet platform for your own site.
We’ve also got a blog where we will post updates in our progress in making the code easier to install and develop.
See the installation documentation.