DOODOOWATCH: A CROWDSOURCED SOLUTION TO OUR CITIES’ DOG MESS MINEFIELD ?
It is the impossible task shared by cities, towns and villages around the world – indeed, anywhere where man coexists with his best friend. What to do about dog poo?
Founder Amanda Carlin, says the “Doodoowatch” map succeeded in clearing the village of dog mess within a week of its being set up. She says she has since been swamped with inquiries from nearly 100 groups and authorities in Britain hoping to replicate their success.
Three volunteers log the community reports of uncollected droppings on the map, hosted by Google Maps, as well as when they are cleared up, whereupon the red icon turns green. “What we have now is this massive green sea, and it’s wonderful,” says Carlin. “We have a clean village, and we are all happier for it.”