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Nelegální skládky na googlu - projekt Wastemonitor

14.08.2009
Odpady
Geologie
Nelegální skládky na googlu - projekt Wastemonitor

Chcete se podívat na nelegální skládky na Kypru i jinde na světě. Navštivte WAstemonitor!

Wastemonitor Concept and Philosophy

The concept was born out of frustration, a feeling I got every time I was landing on illegal waste dumps in the middle of nowhere and actually wondering how people got there and why they would go so far in nature to dump their stuff. Most of time due to the volume and size of the dumps I was left having to close my eyes and move on being very conscious that no one would ever find it to clean it up.

So one day having seen too much I decided that instead of being just a frustrated observer I would start reporting and archiving every spot I find. But in order to report I would need a simple way to get extremely precise coordinates in order to associate imagery, description with precise location. So I decided to look for a simple GPS, I bought a Geko 201 from Garmin

Gekos are the smallest and lightest waterproof GPS units on the market - inexpensive, with sleek designs and simple operating systems.

If you are interested in purchasing a GPS unit but don't know where just contact me and I'll direct you to the right shop.

The idea is not to point the finger at people saying you are not doing your jobs properly but to gather enough data to disallow any excuses when it comes to actually cleaning up. Furthermore it is very important to have approximate information on toxicity of every site in order to set priorities.

The site www.wastemonitor.org facilitates the uploading of gathered data. Participants are able to create a new report entering the satellite data along with supporting digital imagery of the waste, multiple check boxes enable users to classify the nature of the waste. The waste classification available on the site is a simplified version of the European waste classification catalog.

People behind the project

Members

Michael Schleifer
Lina Jarl
Stephen Nugent
Julie Schleifer

Supporters

Katerina Nikolaidou Pietroni
Joanna McCarthy
Robert Schleifer
Adrian Cleave
Justin Pietroni
Alex Schleifer
William Schleifer
Vanja Arsenov
Helmut Schleifer
Madeleine Schleifer

CYPRUS GARBAGE DATA COLLECTION PROJECT

STOP being frustrated you can make a difference start reporting the garbage you see!

Waste dumps are growing, polluting the soil and natural water reserves often without being monitored. Wastemonitor collects and archives digital photography associated with geo positioning data of waste dumps and landfills across the country. Wastemonitor is currently present in Cyprus for other countries please click here. This project is a personal initiative

REPORT IT! and we will place it on the map

start reporting... | how it all started...

Wastemonitor collects and archives digital photography associated with geo positioning data of waste dumps and landfills around Cyprus.

Everyone is invited to monitor the land around them and report any garbage accumulation. When you observe something which is relevant to waste take a digital picture and geo positioning coordinates if in possession of a GPS and send us the data. Those who don't have GPS equipment can still report by providing digital imagery and directions to the location. In order to make sure the data provided is accurate each location will then be verified by a Wastemonitor member.

The site www.wastemonitor.org facilitates the gathering of data. Participants are able to create a new report entering the location data along with supporting digital imagery of the waste, classify the nature of the waste through selectors. The waste classification available on the site is a simplified version of the European waste classification catalog.

Contact me by email or by tel: +357 99 621 472 to learn how you can help.

ZDROJ: www.wastemonitor.org

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