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The Europe Roundup: Ushahidi-Based Websites Spread to Fight Corruption

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, September 15 2011

Bulgaria | shahidi-Based Websites Spread to Fight Corruption Several Eastern Europe countries are struggling for democracy and transparency; Bulgaria is one of the most involved in the process. Transparency ... Read More

In Identifying Atrocity, Many Hands May Make Fast Work: Crowdsourcing Satellite Imagery

BY Nick Judd | Monday, September 12 2011

Volunteers picked out likely human shelters in some 3,700 individual images of this area of Somalia to test the idea of distributing the work of imagery analysis; this is a map of the shelters they identified. Image: ... Read More

The Problem With Crowdsourced Disaster Response

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 30 2011

On Code for America's blog, their communications director, Abhi Nemani, picks apart the use of crowdsourcing in New York City around Hurricane Irene and comes out wondering if crowd submission platforms, while they ... Read More

In Another Country, That Map May Not Mean What You Think It Means

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 30 2011

Mobile messaging and better maps are an integral part of many efforts to use technology to change how we understand the world, from Ushahidi and OpenStreetMap to, well, this — and it follows that in order for these ... Read More

Digital Mappers Plot the Future of Maptivism

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 3 2011

Japan earthquake map built through Development Seed's MapBox; see it live. Every time something happens in the world these days, somebody makes a map about it. Read More

Ushahidi Japan vs. Ushahidi Libya

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 29 2011

Mix a terrible natural disaster with a highly networked and tech savvy Japanese population, and you get a potentially "quite powerful" use of the crowd-mapping platform Ushahidi, says Patrick Meier, Ushahidi's ... Read More

Mapping Japan

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 15 2011

.node_read_more { visibility: hidden; display: none; } div.taxterms { display: none; } Check out this Japan map from ESRI, notable for how it layers official earthquake data with what folks are pushing out on Ushahidi, ... Read More

The Wisdom of Surveilling Sudan from 300 Miles Up

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 7 2011

Coming out of the British diplomatic world, Carne Ross says that there a couple of things he finds potentially unsettling about the George Clooney-spearheaded Satellite Sentenial project that we took note of yesterday: Read More

Egypt's Election Turns Into a Battle of Multiple Ushahidis

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 23 2010

The Muslim Brotherhood has launched an instance of Ushahidi, one of several launched to monitor Egypt's upcoming parliamentary election. Read More