Onward

In the coming weeks and months Ushahidi will be launching several initiatives; and I would like to take this opportunity to give you a high level view of the main things we have in store, and some of the considerations we are keeping in mind as we continue laying down code, working on projects and […]

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Launching Eq.org.nz for the New Zealand Earthquake

[Guest blog post by Heather Leson, an idea hacker and community builder. She is a CrisisCommons Community Working Group Co-lead, CrisisCommons Canada lead and member of the CrisisMappers Standby Task force. Haiti changed her life and inspired her to become a serial volunteer for digital response and an Ushahidi user for the past year. She blogs […]

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Hearing Need and Seeing Change through Story Cycles

[Guest blog post by Irene Guijt based on work with Marc Maxson, John Hecklinger, Zipporah Sangiluh and Dave Snowden] What is SenseMaker? “Creating security. Many people leaving in slums have lived in fear due to lackof peace and lack of criminal cases many have been raped but to day we can havesomething to enjoy and […]

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Gearing up for Liberia’s presidential election

This is not just an election year for Liberia – only the second democratic election since the 14-year civil war.  This is also the year for a constitutional referendum, the scheduled drawdown of what was once the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission, not to mention a now constant influx of refugees from the neighboring Ivory […]

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Crowdmapping Egypt #Jan25

[Guest blog post by Lela Prachad and JD Godchaux from NiJeL.org] As mentioned briefly in Patrick Meier’s last post, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) created a CrowdMap instance on January 25, right at the start of the protests in Egypt. However, the last reports were approved by mid-day on January 26, over a day before […]

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Using a Map to Bear Witness in Egypt #Jan25

Update from DISC: “After the economic and political mistakes committed by the Egyptian system in the management of things, there was a flame of anger suppressed in the issuance of Egypt’s youth Increasing them by killing a young man named Khalid Saeed by the hands of Egyptian police, and in January 2011 the situation exploded after […]

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Introducing Map Geometry

In our quest to improve and increase the value of spatial data stored within the Ushahidi platform, we’re pleased to introduce map geometry. Until now, the platform has allowed you to define a single report with a single point. Map geometries allow you to define a report not just with a single point, but now […]

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