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2011 Gov 2.0 Year in Review

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | December 30, 2011

...If you look back at a January interview with Clay Johnson on key trends for Gov 2.0 and open government in 2011, some of his predictions bore out. The House of Representatives did indeed compete with the White House on open government, though not in story lines that played out in the national media or Sunday morning talk shows. Read More »

A Trip Through A 3D-Modeled Brain

Megan Garber | The Atlantic | August 7, 2013

Brains are, by design, incredibly dense. Whether a particular brain belongs to a human or a mouse, it features layer upon layer of matter that twists and turns and is almost incomprehensible in its complexity... Read More »

An Interview with Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich

Staff Writer | Nagpur Entrepreneur | June 11, 2012

When there is a major catastrophe, ordinary sources of news and public information are unavailable. However, it is extremely important to get real time updates about the situation not only to control the catastrophe but also to help populations cope with such a crisis. Ushahidi is doing exactly that by using software.

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At the Forefront of Development

Brij Kothari | mydigitalfc.com | February 15, 2012

The hardware is rudimentary. An ordinary mobile phone connected to a laptop with a cable. But who would have thought that this simple set up could actually be turned into a central communication hub, and in the hands of civil society, become a powerful communication tool for people’s empowerment? Read More »

Comprehensive Report On Mali Activation

Mikel Maron | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | April 29, 2013

Early this year, HOT was activated in Mali. Pierre Beland took the lead on this activation, and produced for OCHA this excellent report. Recommended reading, for the comprehensive qualitative and quantitative look at this creative and awesome collaboration. Read More »

Creative Corner: How Kenyans Helped Vermonters Connect With Sun Power

Duane Peterson | Burlington Free Press | October 24, 2013

If there were any doubt about this being the era of inter-connectedness for social movements and businesses alike, think again. Read More »

Crossing Boundaries By Tracing Buildings: Mapping Kathmandu From New York City"

Staff Writer | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | May 11, 2013

Throughout the day you could hear the simple question - 'Is that a building?' -- followed by conversations about shadows, and people, and the construction of a city that seemed so far away from our own... Read More »

Crowdsourcing Gaining Momentum in Africa

Munya Chiura | Techzim | March 2, 2012

In Africa, we are also seeing some innovative ways in which crowdsourciing is being utilised. In Kenya for example, Ushahidi put Africa’s crowdsourcing on the map, as its platform was effectively used to monitor the 2002 Kenya elections...Closer to home in Kubanata, a Zimbabwean human rights and civic organization leveraged crowdsourcing to gather information to map the Typhoid cases in Zimbabwe, providing critical data to assist with managing the epidemic.

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Data for the Public Good

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | February 22, 2012

From healthcare to finance to emergency response, data holds immense potential to help citizens and government.

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Disruptor of the Day: Juliana Rotich & Ushahidi – Proving It's the Use of Technology That Really Disrupts

Bill Klump | Daily Disruption | February 2, 2012

Introducing Juliana Rotich & Ushahidi – “Ushahidi”, which means “testimony” in Swahili, was a website that was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008.

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European Commission Joint Research Center And OpenStreetMap

Séverin Menard | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | May 26, 2013

Late March, just coming back from Burundi, I have been invited by Guido Lemoine from the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen – IPSC, Geospatial EMergency Management Action – GEMMA, that is part of the Joint Research Center (the European Commission’s in-house science service)... Read More »

Every Library And Museum In America, Mapped

Emily Badger | Nextgov | June 7, 2013

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald's, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally). Read More »

Focus on Ushahidi: Kenya's Witness Eye

Cornelia Mathis and Zurine Jalon | Social European Journalism | February 2, 2012

This was the reason why Ushahidi was founded, three years ago, by Kenyian born Ory Orkolloh, out of a voluntary effort. She graduated from law school and worked for a human rights group in Kenya. Her aim was to gather information about what is happening to the citizens during an emergency situation. Ushahidi means ‘testimony’ in Swahili.

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Google’s Purchase Of Waze Would Deal A Death Blow To Other Companies’ Mapping Efforts

Gideon Lichfield | Quartz | June 9, 2013

It’s been a heady few months for Israeli social mapping startup Waze. In January Apple was reportedly courting it with a $500 million offer (Corrected: we originally wrote “billion”); last month it was Facebook, for $1 billion. Now Google is planning to offer $1.3 billion, sources have told Globes, an Israeli newspaper. Read More »

Hottie Humberto Yances Presents The La Boquilla Project

Mikel Maron | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | April 24, 2013

Humberto Yances has written up his wonderful OSM community work in La Boquilla, and HOT wants to share great work by HOT members (note, this is not a formal HOT project)... Read More »