Public Lab Research note

Citizen log v1

by imvec | September 02, 2018 13:33 02 Sep 13:33 | #17038 | #17038

What we want to do

To set a worldwide Online Pollution Reporting Tool, free, open and as private as possible.

Our attempt and results

We've previously worked on the Odor Log, a grassroots reporting tool for bad odor events.

What we want to do is to compose as many surveys as needed for different kind of pollution events: air, water, soil, sound...

At the moment we've put together two surveys: one for Air pollution and another one for Water pollution. POIs on the map are disposed in two colors.

Air pollution survey

Water pollution survey


Questions and next steps

Nexts steps: first and foremost, collectivelly review and compose the surveys to make them more accurate and complete. So please, burn the comments section with your suggestions and critics.

Secondly: outreach and foster it's use by affected populations.

Adding a launcher to your phone

You can also create an Android or iOS launcher for your mobile phone. Just visit the survey url and bookmark it using Chrome or Safari. Click on "add to home screen" or " create launcher". You'll get a new launcher on your Phone so you'll be able to report an event just with one click.

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UPDATE We've recently noticed that the database is only downlodeable creating a user so, we've included a direct link to the latest database in the front page of the log so theres no need of registering nor to report neither to download the collected stack of data. Every week we'll update the link if new reports are made.

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Hi, @imvec @xose - we're looking to integrate this into Leaflet Environmental Layers so it appears on all maps on and Mapknitter as a layer. Any updates? How does this sound? Thanks!!!

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Absolutely! Answered there ;D

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