Humanitarian Tracker: Crowdsourcing Syria Crisis since 2011

(Guest post by Taha Kass-Hout and Hend Alhinnawi from Humanitarian Tracker, which is a non-profit global forum that connects and empowers citizens using innovation in technology to support humanitairan causes. Taha serves as Founder and CEO, and Hend the Co-Founder and COO of Humanitarian Tracker) Humanitarian Tracker (HT), a volunteer-based non-profit organization, has been crowdsourcing information from Syria over the past […]

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What I’ve learned about mapping violence

(Guest post by Dirk Slater, cross-posted from Fabriders blog. ) Grateful thanks to Heather Leson (@HeatherLeson) and Maya Ganesh (@mayameme) from Tactical Tech for their valuable insights and input into this blog post. I’m working with Eurasian Harm Reduction Network on a project addressing police violence against women who use drugs in Eastern Europe. The overall goal of […]

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Help us engage with you better!

Ushahidi is growing. And Ushahidi is making some changes. We’ve been talking a lot lately about how we’re growing and how to better serve our base: you. Since the very beginning we’ve relied on all the great work that you do. How?

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On improving community engagement

At Ushahidi, we believe that engaging and partnering with our community is essential to establishing an environment of mutual trust and respect. We enjoy working in tandem with you to design, develop and deploy our tools. Like Erik once said in this past blog post, our community is what makes the Ushahidi boat move, sink or […]

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2.7.2 Bug Fix Release

Its been a couple of months since our last code update on 2.x. As you all know, we are just maintaining this version of the platform, in preparation for the new version of Ushahidi, dubbed v3, which is currently in Alpha. This means that we aren’t actively building in new features, but only doing bug […]

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2-tier crowdsourcing for disaster information collection and co-ordination

Slayer aka Kuo-Yu Chuang is a founder of GeoThings, the chair of the OGC Open Geo SMS Standard Working Group, and is also from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He is also an Ushahidi trusted developer and long standing member of the Ushahidi community. Slayer made an ignite talk at the 5th Annual Crisis mapper’s conference(ICCM), held in Nairobi […]

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Ushahidi 3.0 Alpha Release

Christmas is here early :)! Today, we roll out an alpha release of Ushahidi v3. We know that most of you were expecting a Beta release this month, but we haven’t quite gotten there just yet. No need for sadness though, we’ve made substantial progress over the past month, and have lots of cool stuff […]

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