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Solid Waste Facilities in California

by herk 11 months ago | 2 | 122 | 2

Here is a blog post outlining ways to obtain data to display the solid waste facilities in Califo...

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SoCal Waste Stream Mapping at Learn Beyond the Book in Santa Clarita

by sarasage over 1 year ago | 0 | 390 | 3

Did you know that Los Angeles sends most of its waste to the landfills in and near the Santa C...

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Aerial mapping a reclaimed landfill

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 588 | 3

*Above: A high point on the capped surface of the retired municipal landfill at Bristol, VT. At r...

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The open burning of textile waste

by shanlter about 2 years ago | 3 | 1,303 | 2

I put this here as a problem, which is relatively common in rural China, I haven't think of any a...

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Mapping (in)formal and formal recycling sites and flows: Nicaragua to Boston

by MollyDanielsson over 3 years ago | 2 | 1,867 | 2

This is an article by Eliana Blaine for [Grassroots Mapping Issue #6 on Waste](http://publi...

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Phragmites Landfill Invasion

by nicholas over 3 years ago | 8 | 3,033 | 3


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Another example: using free SFM tools to model Saugus Inc. Ash Landfill

by patcoyle almost 4 years ago | 2 | 3,200 | 4

Continue to explore use of free Surface From Motion (SFM) tools for autostitching aerial images...

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Estimating Volume and Weight of Petroleum Waste Piles in Southeast Chicago

by Holden about 4 years ago | 8 | 5,141 | 5

This is an updated version of [this research note](http://publiclab.org/notes/Sara/01-24-2014/met...

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Methods of Estimating the Volume and Weight of Waste Piles through Balloon Mapping

by Sara about 4 years ago | 4 | 4,972 | 5

Holden and I have been working with a community organization in Providence that is interested ...

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(Attempted) Kite Mapping at Dead Horse Bay

by bronwen over 4 years ago | 1 | 4,552 | 2

Our first attempt at kite mapping the debris at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn, NY. We're interest...

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Saugus landfill overflight photos -- with Infragram

by warren over 4 years ago | 1 | 2,734 | 0

Over the past few years we've periodically [mapped the Saugus incinerator landfill near Revere be...

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ITP Camp @ Fresh Kills

by nicholas almost 5 years ago | 0 | 3,072 | 4

A team of enthusiastic ITP campers will be heading to Staten Island to visit a landscape unlike ...

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Help requested with mapknitter- Balloon mapping of Metal processing plant in Providence, RI

by Lynnrw almost 5 years ago | 3 | 6,345 | 1

We're a neighborhood group in East Providence, RI with houses adjacent to a large construction w...

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Fresh Kills Balloon Mapping

by nicholas almost 5 years ago | 2 | 2,634 | 1

After months of reading about one of the most infamous landfills in the country, the time finally...

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'Detritivore' Design: How to Use Trash to Create Scalable Tech Solutions

by mathew almost 5 years ago | 0 | 2,890 | 1

[Original article on IdeaLab](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2013/04/detritivore-design-how-to-use-tr...

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Kite Mapping in Central America - Waste and Recycling

by eblaine almost 5 years ago | 1 | 4,416 | 1

El Rama, Nicaragua Since September 2012, I have been working on an existing w...

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Progress on NRG compositing from MapKnitter

by warren about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,858 | 0

Work is progressing on a web-based multispectral compositing feature for [MapKnitter.org](https:/...

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