Get A Pokemon Go Permit For Parks Says Milwaukee County To Niantic

Posted: Aug 24 2016, 4:24am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 24 2016, 12:33pm CDT, in News | Technology News


Get A Pokemon Go Permit for Parks Says Milwaukee County to Niantic
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The Milwaukee County calls for order and asked Niantic's CEO to apply for a permit to use state parks as locations. Updated with full letter Milwaukee County sent to Niantic.

Milwaukee County said Pokemon Go developer Niantic is violating a county ordinance. The county is demanding to stop the game in the county parks until Niantic gets a permit.

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WISN 12 News reports that the Milwaukee County sent a letter to John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, asking them to get a permit. The historic Lake Park is one of the Milwaukee's hottest Pokemon spots and trainers have created parking, litter and congestion problems. 

"We're asking them to submit a permit so that we understand who is the contact (and) how we can get a hold of them if this should get out of hand," Milwaukee County Parks Director John Dargle said in an interview with WISN 12.

Niantic has not yet responded to the Milwaukee county. If they do, they would set a precedent. We assume tha they will never respond.

This is not the first time property owners complain about Pokemon Go. Niantic is basically assuming they have the right to use anything in the real world and augment it with Pokemon Go. The Pokemon Go Gym next to my office is at a church. Depending on the mind set of the local priest, this is welcomed or not. An Italian bishop recently called Pokemon Go evil and a threat to society.

The hype around Pokemon Go is still strong, but the number of daily users has declined. According to the latest reports about 10 million trainers have left the game. Daily users dropped from a high of 45 million to 30 million currently. 

Niantic has released new updated Pokemon Go apps for Android and  iOS on August 23. The main new feature is Pokemon Appraisal. Trainers can ask their team leaders to tell them about the capabilities and power of a Pokemon in their Pokedex. 

There are also new changes that are designed to stop Pokemon Go Bots and Pokemon Trackers, but that has apparently not put into full effect yet.

Find a giant Snorlax and other great gifts for Pokemon Go fans in our Pokemon Go Gift Guide and read the latest Pokemon Go News.

Update: Read below the full letter Milwaukee County sent to John Hanke.

Milwaukee Pokemon GO Lake Park letter from MKE County Parks

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