Landfill Hunting is a application for PyBossa that allows you to crowdsource landfill data using Microsoft Bing images.
This application uses location information from the EPA regarding landfills across the United States. The information specifies the latitude and longitude of landfills as well as other miscellaneous information about each individual landfill. Through this PyBossa app, researchers at Open Trash Lab hope to increase landfill awareness as well as contribute data to help better understand landfills and bring that information into the public discourse.
With this app, we are asking participants to use Microsoft Bing images to identify and outline landfills throughout the United States. Once completed, we will begin to process and visualize the data in order to bring about awareness of trash and further the scientific discourse around landfills. We also plan to deploy a series of PyBossa apps that crowdsource other information such the surrounding environment of a landfill including homes, schools, waterways and urban dwellings.
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