27 Jun '12, 4pm

New App Helps Build Crowdsourced Map of Illegal Dump Sites

New App Helps Build Crowdsourced Map of Illegal Dump Sites

© TrashOut We are a trashy species. We generate tons and tons of waste each day, and while some of it ends up being recycled or disposed of in landfills, some of it also ends up in illegal dumps, where it is both an eyesore and an environmental hazard. Many of these illegal dumping sites go unreported, which means they won't be dealt with and cleaned up properly, even though some of them may be in plain sight. A new smartphone app called TrashOut is taking aim at these illegal dumping sites by letting citizens put them on a crowdsourced online map . The app enables users to actively take part in documenting the illegal dumps by uploading pictures and GPS data, which can then be verified and reported to the appropriate local authorities. The TrashOut map can help local activists and environmentalists by displaying all of the documented illegal dump sites nearby, either for ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/new-app-helps-build-cro...

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