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.

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