US: Researchers have been using geospatial technology in many interesting ways. A team at the Spatial Applications and Research Center at New Mexico State University recently mapped the outdoor recycling bins on campus.
Based on their new findings, researchers have suggested spots where bins should be kept to improve recycling. “The study looked at the population density on campus, where the people are, compared to where the bins are,” said Carol Campbell, associate professor of Geography. Mapping of the bins was part of a geospatial project assigned to eight students. The idea was to give students hands-on experience with GIS while increasing participation in recycling.