Open Source Crowd Mapping with Ushahidi

Visualizations and crowd mapping keeps getting cooler, and with Ushahidi and Crowdmap, individuals have the open source tools to share personal experiences on their own terms. Swahili for “testimony” or “witness,” Ushahidi was developed in 2008 to help map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout. Think Kenyan citizen journalists with web and mobile phone access. Since the project started, Ushahidi has grown into a team of volunteers in Africa, Europe, South America, and the United States.

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