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Road graffiti decoder app
May 12, 2013 Benjamin C4
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I'm sure you've noticed the somewhat mysterious looking spray-painted symbols on the streets that signal "construction will happen soon." I've always wondered what these symbols mean.

I propose to develop an app where you take a photo of symbols you find. The app decodes the symbol and informs you about the infrastructure right under your feet or car.

Expansion: reduce the need for this spray-painting. Using augmented-reality technologies, there's no reason to spray-paint at all. A complete database of the city's underground infrastructure (which already exists in maps maintained by different organization) could be visualized on phones or google glass.

Examples and the inspiration for this app can be found in the link below.

More Info:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/design/2013/04/decoding-the-city-the-road-graffiti-placed-by-utility-workers/

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