If you drive around a neighborhood like mine, you quickly get tired of jolting in and out of potholes, not to mention the damage they are doing to your car.
After heavy rain, it can take months until the road authority finds the potholes and repairs them.
What if you could send an online map of all the potholes you saw to the department who looks after road fixing.
This project describes an Arduino Nodemcu device to get and hold the pothole’s GPS location and send this data to the Thingspeak web site.
Another web site (here) then extracts the data from Thingspeak and uses Mapquest to display a map showing the locations of the potholes.
A link, printout or screen capture of this map can then be sent to the local authority responsible for road maintenance
This device could also be used to collect and map the locations of anything; - wayward shopping trolleys, roadkill, the 'treasures' in a treasure hunt. Its uses are limited only by your imagination.
Although the function of this device could certainly be created on a mobile phone, in many countries it is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.