Friday, October 24, 2014

Map Out the Trash


I've always liked the potential of the Google Maps API for creating applications to help citizens report local problems to local government. For example, in the UK FixMyStreet.com allows anyone to report, view, or discuss local problems and will pass on the reported problems to the relevant local council.

TrashOut is another Google Maps based application with a similar aim to allow anyone to report local fly-tipping problems. Using the application anyone can report the location of an illegal dump anywhere in the world. The red markers on the map indicate reports of illegal dumps. The green markers show the locations of illegal dumps that have been cleared and cleaned.
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