Civicist: New Spill Tracker Enlists Crowd To Help Monitor Pollution After Hurricanes

Civicist: New Spill Tracker Enlists Crowd To Help Monitor Pollution After Hurricanes. “After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, a nonprofit organization that uses satellite imagery to monitor the environment launched a tool for citizens to report pollution caused by flooding. Built on the crowdmapping platform Ushahidi, the Harvey Spill Tracker maps reports of oil, chemical, or hazardous waste spills and other incidents based on satellite images, eyewitness accounts, and National Response Center alerts. Later today the organization will release an updated version that expands the region covered to parts of the country impacted by Hurricane Irma.”

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