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State Agency Databases Activity Report 9/30/2012

The past two weeks have seen significant activity at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases, mostly as a result of our quarterly link check and search for new databases.

For a full list of changes for the past two weeks, please visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d. Here are some highlights:

APP VERSIONS OF STATE DATABASES

We’ve started to notice mobile apps being connected to databases produced by state agencies. We will be posting these to our project pages as we discover them. We’re not looking to create a directory of ALL state mobile apps, just the ones that are connected to state databases.

For now, most of the apps we’ve found were discovered by Susanne Caro and live on the Utah project page. Here are the ones she’s found so far:

ANDROID

UDOT Traffic App -“The UDOT Traffic app provides commuters and travelers with mobile access to information for Utah roadways from the Utah Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)…”

iOS

Salt Lake County Map Book – “The Salt Lake County Map Book App was created as a GIS/Mapping tool to help emergency responders navigate the County. The Map Book breaks down the county into a grid of 287 maps design at a scale of 1:10,000, with every street name and corresponding coordinate labeled. We have also identified fire stations, schools, fire hydrants”

Utah County Maps – “Utah Co Maps enables users to search property records by address or by panning and zooming around a topographic map of Utah County. Once a parcel is selected, users can access detailed property information including ownership history, property values, improvement information, and more.”

Utah Professional License Lookup – Utah Professional License Lookup app for the iPhone for checking on the professional license status of professionals offering services that require state licensure.

DATABASES ADDED

HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS (Lynn McClelland)

Idaho Board of Nursing Primary Source Verification – Search for nurses by license type, license number, and/ or name. Users can filter on this page for disciplinary actions.

NEW HAMPSHIRE (Linda Johnson)

Banking Enforcement Orders – Searchable site for Enforcement Orders from 2006-. Can search by docket number or party name as well as browse alphabetically by entity name.

NORTH CAROLINA (Jennifer Davison)

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners -Search for licensed physical therapists.

TEXAS (Ann Ellis)

Foreign Companies with Operations in Texas – This database provides a representative sample of significant non-U.S. companies doing business in Texas. It is updated by Business Research staff, and allows searches by city, country, industry, and keyword.

UTAH (Susanne Caro)

InciWed-Utah (Fire) Incidents – Hosted by InciWeb an inter-agency management system), this site has a searchable database of current fires including prescribed burns. Search includes age, type and status limiters.

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