I recently spent some time thinking and writing about a really interesting project called City Scan. The project puts digital cameras and other devices in the hands of residents to document the problems with physical conditions, such as pot holes or broken park benches, that they see in their neighborhoods. The information residents gather is mapped and used to foster a better-informed dialogue between citizens and their local government. The project is a brilliant idea, but the technology it employs is outdated. In the following piece I discuss modernization and other aspects of the project in more detail.