Waste 2 Resources

The Washington State Department of Ecology works to manage and conserve public resources and collects information about the effectiveness of its conservation programs. Our project will help in the Open Data Literacy initiatives of the Department of Ecology by transferring this information to the open data portal of Washington state (data.wa.gov) and designing user-friendly data visualizations. This project will create a positive social impact by presenting the existing waste management information through interactive and powerful visualizations to the public. It will also help the department and government officials in tracking of the progress of their conservation efforts more effectively.

Project Details

Date: Jun 1, 2017

Author: Gauri Chitre, Apoorva Deshpande, Varuna Damodaran, Meeta Pandit

Categories: project

Tagged: data science & visualization, information literacy, mobile or web development

Client: Department of Ecology, State of Washington

Website: https://ischool.uw.edu/capstone/projects/2017/waste-2-resources-open-data-literacy-project

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Open Data Literacy is a collaborative project led by the Information School at the University of Washington in partnership with public institutions that create, manage, and publish open data. Open Data Literacy is funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


The Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105

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