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Information Collection, Visualization, & Interactive Mapping
Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.
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The Ushahidi Platform is a free and open source project with developers hailing from Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, Netherlands and the USA working on it. There are some significant technological challenges and we are always looking for help.
What it does?
The Ushahidi Platform allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.
What is the Ushahidi Platform?
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Ushahidi in the News
New York Times
The software allows text messages to be mapped by time and location. It was developed to track reports of ethnic violence in Kenya in 2008. Suddenly mere words can create a moving picture of where violence started and where it intensified.
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The Nation (Kenya)
Ory Okolloh, the South Africa-based Kenyan lawyer and co-founder of Ushahidi says that the innovation has now become a platform that allows Kenyans to report any event or incident (not just a crisis) via the Internet, mobile phone or Twitter.
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Forbes Magazine
A Kenyan blogger found a way to get information from the crowd. Now she wants to take the idea to other parts of the world in trouble.
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BBC
A project combining two technologies developed for use elsewhere in the developing world, Frontline SMS and Ushahidi, is enabling people in remote areas of the country to send in reports of incidents or vote-tampering so that they can be plotted on an online map.

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Gov 2.0
September 7-8, 2010
Washington D.C.
Poland Europe Economic Forum
September 7-11, 2010
Krynica-Zdrój, Poland
Red Cross Emergency Social Data Summit
August 13, 2010
Washington D.C.
Techonomy
August 3-6, 2010
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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