Sandy Springs is launching a smart phone application to allow residents to submit photos of potholes, broken sidewalks, downed trees and other problems that need to be fixed by city workers.

The app, called CoSSpotter, is free and allows residents to photograph and report problems they feel the city should address. Once a problem is reported, a resident may monitor the city’s response through the city website or by using the application, the city said in a press release.

The application uses a smart phone’s global positioning system to provide the location of the problem, the city said.

The application launches Dec. 1. It will be made available through the city’s website at

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