“A model recycling Google Maps mashup”

mapsmani.jpgThe Google Maps mashup we developed for the City of Torrance, “Where to Recycle,” is featured today on Google Maps Mania. (The permanent link is here.) This blog is the “unofficial” authority on everything Google Maps. The review briefly explains how our mashup works and ends with a very positive statement, “In my view, this kind of mashup should be present in every city website!”

We’d like to see that happen, too. As I mentioned before, the key motivation for developing the site was to make recycling easy and to make it happen more often. The goal was to help visitors to find out where they can recycle a product in the fewest number of steps and then guide them to the location.

I think most people know recycling is the right thing to do, but it needs to be more convenient. Our hope is that “Where to Recycle” does just that.

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