Deployment of the week
This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Raccontalo alla Provincia pavese, mobilising citizens to voice out problems within their environment in the Province of Pavia in Italy.
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 last November, with a focus on his work at GeoThings. GeoThings employs a 2-tiered approach to crowdsourcing for disaster information collection and co-ordination. Here’s a video of his presentation below.
Happy 2014 from the Ushahidi team. We’re back from the holidays, and hope that all of you had a good break.
This week, we recognise three outstanding projects as deployments of the week. Continue reading
We have seen some incredible use cases of Ushahidi over the past five years, the majority of which we could never have dreamed of. Erik posted a blog post about how we choose to go wide instead of just deep by creating a tool that was purposefully a platform. We have been blown away by the creativity of our community, using Ushahidi to gather data about everything from corruption to environmental monitors, from reporting clinic medicine stockouts to creating a record of land grabs in India or mapping powercuts. And of course the huge and incredible community around monitoring human rights abuses, election monitoring, and crisis response.