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Adopting the GeoDict Open Source Project

It goes without saying that we rely upon location pretty heavily here at Ushahidi. SwiftRiver’s mandate is to help users process and validate data. For Ushahidi users, applying geospatial context to content that doesn’t carry it (like SMS, news articles, blog posts, in some cases Tweets) has proved tedious, with questionable results.

Looking at 2011: Ushahidi’s Strategic Focus

Ushahidi was born as a group of ad hoc Kenyans who came together to build a tool for crowdsourcing information 3 years ago. The organization was formed a few months later, so both are almost 3 years old.

Auto-Detection of Location with Swift

The following post was written by a volunteer developer, Vladimir G. Ermakov a Master’s student at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania. Over the past few months he took on an ambitious project: to contribute code that would allow us to parse news articles and attempt to auto-detect the primary location that is the subject of any given text.

Gallery of Interface Designs for the Ushahidi Platform

Here are some interesting user-interface designs that show the diverse looks possible for Ushahidi deployments. The first is the original Ushahidi platform launched in January, 2008.

Russia: Using The Ushahidi Platform To Reach Rural Areas

[This is a guest blog post by Gregory Asmolov, an intern at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, contributing editor to “Runet Echo” and a Russian language blogger. He and Alexey Sidorenko deployed the Ushahidi platform Russian Fires.ru. This deployment is the second for the Help Map Team]

Ushahidi Video: Creating a New Narrative

Ushahidi: Creating a New Narrative from Ushahidi on Vimeo.
The Ushahidi Platform allows everyone to create the narrative.
In this video, the Ushahidi founders and others discuss the origins of, and rational behind, the Ushahidi platform.

Ushahidi iOS

The Ushahidi team is proud to announce the long awaited Ushahidi iOS app!

Highlighting 2010′s Extraordinary Volunteers

Ushahidi creates open source platforms, which means that we rely heavily upon the community of practitioners, coders and fans in order to make things work.

Announcing Checkins for Ushahidi and Crowdmap

[We're excited about some of the great new products, redesign and tweaks coming out in 2011 for Crowdmap, as well as the SwiftRiver and Ushahidi platforms. This post will give you a taste of what's coming in early 2011.]

Mapping Snowball Fights and Sledding on Snowmageddon NYC & Boston

That was fun! I was in France watching news about the impending blizzard. Ryan Ozimek from PICnet was sitting in Lake Tahoe. Ryan and his team had partnered with the Washington Post earlier this year to map the cleanup efforts after a massive snow storm hit DC.

Stepping Down as Ushahidi Executive Director

It is almost 3 years to the day that I sent out a plea to Kenyan bloggers and techies to help me build what would become Ushahidi.

Poland: How the Ushahidi Platform Was Used to Respond to Flooding

[This is a guest blogpost by Robert Olejnick of Pretius. He, Jakub Górnicki and his team in Poland participated in BridgeCamp 2010, where they shared their improvements to the platform, and their experience with using the platform in Poland.

EveryMap: Using the Ushahidi platform to deal with a different kind of crisis – Western disconnection

[Guest blog by Angela Clark who founded EveryMap and www.Streetcorner.com.au, a Sydney hyper local news network where can locals and politicians report their own news.  Angela was previously Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Radio Network and Managing Director of JCDecaux Australia Pty Limited. She holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.]

Ushahidi 2010: A Year of Growth

In 2010 the Ushahidi community managed to shift the way information flows in this world, just a little bit, and these repercussions will be felt for a long time to come. This year has been an exciting year for the Ushahidi organization, with major upgrades in the platform(s), greater visibility globally and amazing deployments around the world.

Ushahidi 2010: A Year of Growth

In 2010 the Ushahidi community managed to shift the way information flows in this world, just a little bit, and these repercussions will be felt for a long time to come. This year has been an exciting year for the Ushahidi organization, with major upgrades in the platform(s), greater visibility globally and amazing deployments around the world.

Learning from the Venezuelan Elections

[Guest blog post by Isabella Bellera, a lawyer Lawyer and human rights activist in Venezuela.

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