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By Seán Lynch
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Heuston, we have a problem.

Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic makes it's way into the ocean.

In order to prevent this, basic geospatial data needs to become open and readily available to fix the problems of plastic pollution.

In April 2017 I launched OpenLitterMap.com. In 2018 I will release Apps for Android and iOS but I need your help.

If you would like a quick history of what has happened since the April, check out the @OpenLitterMap portfolio on Instagram or Twitter.

My name is Seán Lynch and this is my life's work. I have been researching litter for over 5-years and I built OpenLitterMap.com by myself from scratch. I have 2 masters to study litter- one in Geospatial Analytics and the other in Coastal & Marine Environments which I worked very hard for. I know exactly what needs to be done to stop plastic reaching the ocean and I have been teaching myself how to code to achieve that. Now I need to crowdsource some money to make sure this project can develop further.

To stop plastic reaching the oceans- we need to open up basic geospatial data. Verified litter data, latitude & longitude, time-stamped, with the complete OpenStreetMap address at that location. OpenLitterMap gives you all this + 120 types of litter data. OpenLitterMap.com is a web-based platform that enables anyone to do open up data on litter right now- anywhere on the planet. Once you upload data the lists of Locations will update themselves dynamically. In the process you can gain experience points, level-up and most importantly- all of the data is free to download by anyone to fix the problems of plastic pollution.

Any council, researcher, developer, educator or business can download any or all of the data from OpenLitterMap.com in a single click, per country or sub-country location for free.

If you want to stop plastic reaching the oceans, then please consider financing the development of OpenLitterMap.com and sit back and enjoy watching this platform grow.

OpenLitterMap.com is a new game, launched only last week. If you like the look of it and you would like it to look even better, then please consider signing up and/or making a financial donation to improve this innovative geospatial platform.

Happy Mapping, 
Seán Lynch
openlittermap.com
Cork, Ireland

Risks and challenges

Because of the Business Model, I am asking users right now to just help cover the cost of hosting their data on my servers which is a sustainable way to cover increasing costs but I don't think it's fair on the people doing the work mapping litter. Ultimately I think the people profiting from plastic pollution should have to pay but I need help getting there.

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