October 24, 2012 By News Staff
What's going on in downtown Salt Lake City? Thanks to two new cameras installed on Main Street linked to a 24-hour online feed, people can go online and see what's happening. The 180-degree view allows users to see the Gallivan Plaza TRAX stop and the corner of 300 South and Main Street, as well as sidewalk activity.
"The primary reason is to let people know about the great things happening on Main Street," said Downtown Alliance Executive Director Jason Mathis. "In addition to that, if it helps prevent any illegal activity, that's not a bad thing, but that would be the icing on the cake."
The project was completed by The Downtown Alliance as a way to bring attention to Main Street, which has recently experienced a revitalization as many vacant buildings have been renovated. Downtown Alliance officials said this project could bring in more tourism from both locals and others throughout the state.
The live feed can be found at DowntownSLC.org.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.