D-Waste Help



1. Atlas and the Waste Management Community

 

2. General Functions

 

3. Customized Charts

 

4. Definitions

 

5. Specifications

 

1. Atlas and the Waste Management Community

“Waste Atlas” (further mentioned as Atlas) is a web and mobile open-access map that visualizes solid waste management data from all over the world.

Atlas aims to provide free and easy access to waste management data and relevant documents for comparison and benchmarking purposes between countries,

cities and waste management systems. In that way, Atlas outlines a global view of waste management and serves every citizen’s right to knowledge and reliable

information regarding the way waste is managed. Atlas is a crowd-sourcing tool being supported by distinguished organizations, scientists and professionals

from various countries. With the combination of scientific knowledge, special data mining software and multiple data resources, the data published in Atlas

becomes more and more reliable. And like the Wikipedia project, the more the organizations and scientists involved, the better data quality will be achieved.

We live in the era of the rapidly expanding web and mobile universe. The data quantities around us are more than we can manage and their acquisition

goes beyond any human brain. We hope that with Atlas we will help the users to transform oceans of data into meaningful information. Atlas is available in

iOS, Android and Tablet devices.

 

 

 

 

 

2. General Functions

 

 

 

 

  1. Map – easy base map change. The available types are RoadMap, Satellite, Hybrid and Terrain. Street View ability where applicable  where applicable
  2. Visualizations – an easy way for understanding global issues and conditions regarding waste management. They are interactive maps which allows the user to assess specific country data using different color shades
  3. Global Charts – outputs of WASTE ATLAS DB, they are scattered graphs that correlate waste management parameters vs economic & social parameters. Under the charts a list of countries included is appeared. A click on country list displays the points of selected country into the graph
  4. Charts –customized charts based on WASTE ATLAS data
  5. Global Waste Clock – a clock counting the waste generated globally second by second (started counting from May 1st, 2012)
  6. About – you can read about WASTE ATLAS and current uploaded data
  7. Contact
  8. Reports & Presentations
  9. Press Office
  10. Partners – international organizations who support WASTE ATLAS
  11. Search – here you can search for the name of any country, city or facility. Your search results are indicated on the map with pins, including all the relevant information
  12. Categories - you can choose what kind of data will be visible on WASTE ATLAS
  13. Geocoding - searching for addresses (such as “1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA”) or places and display them on the map
  14. Distance Measurement Tool - distance calculation between two or more items of the map
  15. Pins & Data Boxes - get information about a particular Country, City or WM Facility that you are interested in, by clicking on the info pin and opening the data box
  16. Country Profile - automatic-generated, up-to-date, print-ready Country Waste Profile for all available countries on WASTE ATLAS

 

 

 

 

3. Customized Charts

 

 

With Atlas you can generate custom charts according to what you are searching for. You can also print or export the chart as an image for your presentation.

There are two types of Charts:

·         Global Charts, that are outputs of Atlas database and they are provided

·         Customized Charts. Firstly you have to select the type and the specific data that you would like to compare.

Then you can sort alphabetically or choose the 20 with the highest or lowest value.

 

4. Definitions

Access to improved sanitation facilities

Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained.

Access to improved water source

Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling.

Collection Coverage

The amount of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) collected as a proportion of total MSW generated.

Environmental Stress

The amount of the municipal solid waste generated in a country divided by country's area, expressed in tons per square kilometer (tons/km2)

GDP per capita

GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars

GDP per capita, PPP

GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current international dollars.

GNI per capita, PPP

GNI per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GNI is gross national income (GNI) converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GNI as a U.S. dollar has in the United States. GNI is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current international dollars.

Household Final Consumption Expenditure

Household Final Consumption Expenditure per capita is an indicator generated by D-Waste by dividing the Household Final Consumption Expenditure of each country with its total population. This indicator is used to correlate the waste generation patterns with the consumption patterns. Data for Final Household Consumption Expenditure per capita are in U.S. dollars per person.

Human Development Index (HDI)

A composite index measuring average achievement in three basic dimensions of human development-a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living.

Organic Matter

The percentage of the organic fraction in the country's waste composition

Paper/Cardboard

The percentage of the paper/cardboard fraction in the country's waste composition

Plastic

The percentage of the plastic fraction in the country's waste composition

Population density

Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day (PPP)

Population below $2 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $2.00 a day at 2005 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

Recycling Rate

The amount of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) recycled as a proportion of total MSW generated.

Unsound Disposal

The percentage of total Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated that is disposed or burnt in controlled and uncontrolled dumpsites.

Urban population (% of total)

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

Waste Generation per capita

The average amount of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated annually per person.

Waste Intensive Consumption

The amount of Municipal Solid Waste generated in a country per dollar of household consumption expenditure.

 

5. Specifications

The web application Waste Atlas is developed with open source tools. More specifically, Google Maps Api is used for the visualization, with custom CMS to be used for data entering. All Map backgrounds come from Google Maps.

General coding is made using:

DreamWeaver

MVC Framework

phpMyAdmin

PHP 5.1. and MySQL 5.5.2.For technical support you can communicate with our Technical department at: atlas.support@d-waste.com