Not Your AshtrayMost cigarette smokers don't realize they are littering.

We have our own PSA and didn't even know it! Thank you to Brandon for this!

Safari IssuesMac Users May Have Google Maps Problem

One user sent me a screen shot that the Google Map didn't show up and was using a Safari browser. If the map isn't there then you cannot submit a report due to Google Map geocoding locations for us.

Safari Google Maps Issue

To work around this, I was able to:

  1. Go to Preferences
  2. Select Privacy
  3. Set Block Cookies to NEVER

Apparently it requires cookies for displaying maps and the geocoding API. Once allowed, the map appeared again.

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LitterButt Heat MapWe can now view litter density using Google Heat Maps!

Now that we can geocode our LitterButt reports, we can view where those reports occurred and Google's Heat Maps display that very well. Give it a try!

LitterButt Heat Map

New LitterButt WebsiteAfter a month of nightly/weekend coding, the new site is ready!

It's been a lot of work, not only upgrading the site to a new format but deciding to upgrade the underlying architecture and technology as well -- why not if I'm alread in there, right?

That said, there are some really cool additions/improvements:

  • Geocoding - we can now get the latitude and longitude of your litter reports based on the location you enter; later we will plot them on maps to view littering statistics.
  • Time Picker - we had a few users complain about the time picker, likely now that folks are more mobile. This has been upgraded using newer technology and enabled for mobile devices.
  • Data Validation - lots of time was spent on this to show you that your report data is valid. Going one step further, we try to suggest better Litter Types when you add a new one - an attempt to cut down on duplicates and erroneous data.
  • Reporting - the charts have been upgraded now that technology as improved and you'll find nicer graphs; make suggestions and I will add new reports & graphs.
  • Administration - security has been upgraded to allow me to grant privleges to others to help maintain the site, including managing the bad data entered. Please email if you want to help and I can add you when the functionality is finished.

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