Mapping Resources

How Ushahidi helped OpenROV build a digital field journal

We blogged about OpenExplorer in November last year, describing how we used it to track our Nile adventure. We thought it would be interesting to go into more detail about what exactly this tool is and how our Solutions Team was engaged to build it.

Weekly: Reevo Maps, Micromappers and Cameroon Election Help!

Deployment of the week
This week, we recognise the efforts of the Reevo team to build a virtual platform that reflects diverse and multiple alternative education initiatives worldwide.

Going Mobile: Information Sharing and the Changing Face of Digital Data Collection

(Cross posted from the The Journal of ERW and Mine Action. The writer, Edward Lajoie is the assistant project manager and research specialist at the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) at James Madison University (JMU).

Weekly: Build Harassmap, Kicking it with global translations

We live and map in a world of possibilities. With it comes a lot of responsibility, but huge potential to connect. Previously, I’ve written a bit about the “unusual suspects” and potential of global doers. I’m flush back from Info Activism Camp hosted by Tactical Tech Collective.

Series: Monitoring Corruption in Macedonia

Metodi Zajkov and his Transparency Watch map project team have been great advocates and leaders of using maps as part of the larger mission of the Advocacy and Legal Advice Center at Transparency International – Macedonia. Learn more about his project:

Weekly: Developer Survey, Map Demos and Small Asks

We’re on a community mission to make it easier to get involved with some small asks and developer survey. In this weekly, we also have flood maps and a Crowdmap demo.

Fail Smart: 8 Points for Pilot Planning

[Ed. Note: This guest post by Alix Dunn, engine room, is very much in line with suggestions in the Ushahidi Toolkits. About Alix: Alix Dunn has a background in research about and training in the use of technology and media for social change.

5 Things to get started on Ushahidi Project

You’ve landed here because you are interested in how to get started. Using Ushahidi or Crowdmap Classic requires a bit more than just creating a map with hope that folks will discover and use it.

SMS to Map: a Love Story

Colour us happy! The latest and shiny version of FrontlineSMS v. 2.2.1 is now compatible with Ushahidi. FrontlineSMS launched their latest version in January. Congratulations to their amazing team!

Uchaguzi – Community Next Steps

The Kenyan 2013 Elections are just over a month away. If this past weekend’s political nominations are any indication, there will be a rise of people’s voices and stories to share. You may be asking: how can I contribute? From researchers to developers to online strategists to translators and sense-makers, we aim to connect and build Uchaguzi together.

GeoAvalanche Case Study Input for Ushahidi 3.0

[Guest post by Francesco Bartoli. Francesco is the founder at Geobeyond Srl and a geospatial technologist who fosters innovation technology to Geographic Information System and Spatial Data Infrastructure.

15IACC: What is Corruption Mapping?

What is corruption mapping? In the past year, we have seen a rise of corruption tracking maps or maps that include tracking corruption as part of their project. A number of our Deployment of the Weeks have been corruption maps.

The Open GeoSMS plug-in for Ushahidi

[Guest blog post by Kuo-Yu slayer Chuang from Tawain's Industrial Technology Research Institute, ITRI.]

Weekly: Mapstars, Security and more

What a week! We have an important security update, news about a few community award winners/nominees, some code changes and a community meetup in Panama:

Announcing V2.3 Juba – Bug Fix Release

As communicated in our last platform release, we are adopting a monthly release cycle. Today we are happy to announce v2.3 of the platform which is mainly a follow up of Juba. It is mainly a bug-fix release and some of these are outlined below:

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