Waste Atlas : Atlas des déchets interactif, en open access et participatif
“Waste Atlas” (further mentioned as Atlas) is a web and mobile open-access map that visualizes solid waste management data from all over the world. Atlas aims to provide free and easy access to waste management data and relevant documents for comparison and benchmarking purposes between countries, cities and waste management systems. In that way, Atlas outlines a global view of waste management and serves every citizen’s right to knowledge and reliable information regarding the way waste is managed. Atlas is a crowd-sourcing tool being supported by distinguished organizations, scientists and professionals rom various countries. With the combination of scientific knowledge, special data mining software and multiple data resources, the data published in Atlas becomes more and more reliable. And like the Wikipedia project, the more the organizations and scientists involved, the better data quality will be achieved. We live in the era of the rapidly expanding web and mobile universe. The data quantities around us are more than we can manage and their acquisition goes beyond any human brain. We hope that with Atlas we will help the users to transform oceans of data into meaningful information.