Announcing Checkins for Ushahidi and Crowdmap

[We're excited about some of the great new products, redesign and tweaks coming out in 2011 for Crowdmap, as well as the SwiftRiver and Ushahidi platforms. This post will give you a taste of what's coming in early 2011.] Earlier this year we launched Crowdmap.com, a website that allows anyone to create their own ad-hoc […]

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Stepping Down as Ushahidi Executive Director

It is almost 3 years to the day that I sent out a plea to Kenyan bloggers and techies to help me build what would become Ushahidi. Since then it has been a crazy ride…from producing an incredible open source platform and working towards scale, to building and working with an incredibly talented team, to […]

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Poland: How the Ushahidi Platform Was Used to Respond to Flooding

[This is a guest blogpost by Robert Olejnick of Pretius. He, Jakub Górnicki and his team in Poland participated in BridgeCamp 2010, where they shared their improvements to the platform, and their experience with using the platform in Poland. They were instrumental in translating the platform into Polish] Floods are unpredictable and when it happens […]

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EveryMap: Using the Ushahidi platform to deal with a different kind of crisis – Western disconnection

[Guest blog by Angela Clark who founded EveryMap and www.Streetcorner.com.au, a Sydney hyper local news network where can locals and politicians report their own news.  Angela was previously Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Radio Network and Managing Director of JCDecaux Australia Pty Limited. She holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.] […]

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Using Ushahidi with SwiftRiver

Ushahidi is a platform for mapping & visualizing data geo-spatially. SwiftRiver is a platform that powers a number apps for for curating and adding context to real-time data feeds. SwiftRiver’s Sweeper app is one of these applications, designed to optimize user time by add intelligent curation tools and filters to help Ushahidi users manage information. […]

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Ushahidi Visits Twitter HQ

A few months back Jon Gosier dropped by the Twitter offices in San Francisco to discuss the importance of Twitter as a resource for crisis mapping and humanitarian response community. For our own platform, Twitter often accounts for much of (if not most) of the dataset that groups deploying the Ushahidi platform will map. With […]

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Ushahidi 2010: A Year of Growth

In 2010 the Ushahidi community managed to shift the way information flows in this world, just a little bit, and these repercussions will be felt for a long time to come. This year has been an exciting year for the Ushahidi organization, with major upgrades in the platform(s), greater visibility globally and amazing deployments around […]

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Learning from the Venezuelan Elections

[Guest blog post by Isabella Bellera, a lawyer Lawyer and human rights activist in Venezuela. She has been involved with different organizations that have came out of the Venezuelan Student Movement,  such as "A world without censorship", Fundacion Futuro Presente and Defiende Tu Voto. Isabella and her team are planning to use Ushahidi for the […]

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Liberia: lessons we’re learning

In the five months since our team began implementing the Ushahidi platform in Liberia, we have been constantly learning.  Whether it’s from our partner organizations, the frequent power outages or our own expectations, we’ve cobbled together some lessons that we realize aren’t worth much unless they’re shared. To provide some context before diving in, here’s […]

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