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Update from the iWitness Pollution project


[Guest post by Anna Hrybyk of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. This ongoing environmental project started in May 2010 in response to the Gulf Oil Spill. Since that time, it continues to evolve environmental mapping. Anna Hrybyk has been working on public health issues since 1998. She is currently working as a Program Manager for the Refinery Efficiency Initiative.]

Weekly: Swift API, Community meetups & Gratitude

Happy Code Year! Ushahidians are arriving in Kenya for our annual team meetings and coworking. We’re excited to get started.

Weekly: Java SDK, Mangroves and Pro-Poor Innovations

We couldn’t let December come and go without releasing new code! Henry Addo has updates to the Java SDK. In this weekly, we also have updates from Random Hacks of Kindness in Bangalore and Nairobi, the UN-SPIDER meeting in Vienna, plus two new Deployments of the Week.

Weekly: RHOK hackathon and more!

Happy Random Hacks of Kindness (RHOK) weekend! RHOK’s mission is to create a self-sustaining global community of innovators building practical open technology for a better world, and to ensure their work creates impact in society.

Weekly x 3: Community Map & Global Wrap-up

What an amazing few weeks connecting in person with deployers on two continents! Please consider this a 3-week wrap-up of great projects and people. While traveling, I met deployers ranging from corruption/transparency activists, journalists, data hackers, environmentalists, election hackers, researchers, civil society dynamos and more.

Crisis Mapping: Cultivating Alliances

[Guest post by Avi Lambert: Avi is passionate about cross-pollinating web thinking in government, the public sector and civil society organizations. His work connects the dots between strategies, tactics, desired end-state behaviors and demographics. www.avilambert.net]

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.

Weekly: Hurricane Sandy Mappers, WMS Layers Plugin

Happy Halloween! Hopefully, you’ve had your candy fill for the day. In the weekly report, we’ve got a Hurricane Sandy map update as well as a new code from the community: WMS Layers Plugin.

Hurricane Sandy in Maps

As the North Eastern coast of the US and Canada prepare for Hurricane Sandy, so has the crisismapping community. Citizens helping citizens during emergencies is important. We hope that you are safe and prepared. From the Google Crisis Response map, you can see the storm’s progression.

Weekly: Community Leaders, IDEO hackathon

Community and code – can this week be any better! In the weekly, we are proud to recognize some amazing community leaders, announcing even more new code (who needs sleep?) and, finally, share some upcoming events including an IDEO hackathon.

Bosnian Language Translation Marathon

Word by phrase by string. Each language or localization for Ushahidi software requires word by word translation. Using Transifex, our community has had great progress in increasing the localization.

Weekly: ICCM & Community Developer Call

Happy week! We are awash with news from the community about participation, awards and upcoming events. Does anyone else feel like September just turned into a roller coaster of action? Here’s some news to keep your head spinning:

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