(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington has updated its digital service known as “myBloomington,” available at bloomington.in.gov/mybloomington, which offers City residents the opportunity to obtain information based on their street address.
The information comes from the City of Bloomington’s Master Address Database, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and other databases.
The recently completed update includes interface and accessibility improvements and additional data sources that make it easier for residents to connect with government services and elected officials.
The latest iteration of myBloomington includes location-specific data about parks & playgrounds, schools, Safe Place sites, and roadwork or construction affecting traffic. These features complement existing information provided for every address in the city, including City Council district, names of elected officials, voting precinct, neighborhood association, parking zone, and trash and recycling schedules. Additionally, precise geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude) may be obtained from any address entered at the site.
“The City of Bloomington is always working to make government services and public data as accessible and transparent as possible,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “With myBloomington, you can access the City services and information you need quickly and conveniently wherever you are.”
The update to myBloomington is the latest enhancement of the City of Bloomington’s award-winning website. The City’s website won the 2018 Best of Indiana Award for Best Application Serving the Public (Local Government) for a redesign that “simplifies navigation to key City services, information and news.”
The City of Bloomington has been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in using technology to improve city services and tackle challenges. In its 2018 Digital Cities Survey, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Bloomington one of the nation’s top ten cities of its size.
Now in its 18th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance cybersecurity, improve transparency, and facilitate access to public data and interaction with municipal services.