Crowdmap & Ushahidi as a Museum

We are in the business of big data. Our products transform a deluge of information across the world and make them meaningful to communities around the world. We design systems and tools that curate information that we hope to make impactful to people in terms of crisis.

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Weekly: Typhoon Yolanda Relief, Hackathons and Software releases

Deployment of the week This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Volontaires internationaux en soutien aux opérations virtuelles (VISOV), who are crowdsourcing images of destruction and aid deployment in the wake of the Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines. This deployment, much like all other efforts being ran out there, will go a long […]

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Our community dives into v3.0

A week into announcing our developer release of Ushahidi v3, the .ke based team set out to introduce the local dev community to the platform, and get them involved in development at an early stage. We took an unconference style approach to this meetup, trying to get the audience to decide what they would like […]

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With Data, Never Underestimate the Power of a Pretty Picture

There is power in data. Data can tell important stories, from which politicians are corrupt to which corporations are breaking the law. However, like any good story its power is dependent on being compelling to audiences — being a page-turner. Take a look at the table above that I got from Google Images through a […]

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Weekly: FoodSync, Tech for emergencies, and Plugins!

Deployment of the week We applaud the efforts of Foodsync.org, utilizing the power of technology to reduce waste and connect surplus food to the hungry by mapping out food donations from participating vendors and delivery of these donations to organizations in the US. Tech Tools for Emergencies The recent terrorist attacks in Nairobi shook all of us […]

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Weekly: Monitoring Budgets, Researchers Wanted

Happy week! There are updates for both SMSSync and ios – get your mobile fix! We also are happy to share Crowdmap API updates and another sneak peak at the UI for Ushahidi 3.0. And, we want to recognize some map projects from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Sudan. Focusing on Maps in Africa Determining the Deployment […]

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Weekly: Urban Planning, Disaster Preparedness and Ushahidi at OSCON !

From increasing transparency of urban planning projects in Prague, to creating awareness on disaster preparedness in Indonesia and Geeking out at OSCON(among others), here’s your weekly fix of all things Ushahidi and community. Deployment of the week This week, we recognise two amazing projects as deployments of the week. MediaCenter creates awareness about distasters in […]

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Redesigning Data with Ushahidi v3.0

(Post written by Jepchumba, Designer at Ushahidi and Founder of the African Digital Art Network) As a team, Ushahidi made the conscious decision to redirect its approach to building its core services and products. We collectively declared that design must be involved from the beginning to the end of every lifecycle of everything we launched. […]

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API Wrangling: Designing the API for Ushahidi v3.0

[Cross post from Robbie Mackay's Blog] Following on from my Building 3.0 blog post, here’s another update on Ushahidi 3.0. We’re currently still pushing on finishing the 3.0 API, or at least the first cut at it. The original due date for this was March 30, but thats slipped to mid April. Conversations have quieted down a […]

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