Thursday, September 02, 2010


Ordinary people have a voice, and interesting things happen when you aggregate those voices and visualize the results. Surprising information and insights can be found. 

Crowdmap is a tool that allows you to crowdsource information and see it on a map and timeline. It is the Ushahidi platform, built by the team who created Ushahidi as a way for anyone to run their own crowdsourcing site without having to know the intricacies of running their own server. It's free and it's yours to use.

What Can I Do With Crowdmap?

  • Monitor Elections Use the power of the crowd to monitor and visualize what went right, and what went wrong, in an election.
  • Map Crisis Information Whether it's a natural disaster, epidemic or political crisis, Crowdmap was built for it.
  • Curate Local Resources Crowdsourcing isn't just for emergencies, you can use it for local knowledge and business too.
  • Document A Zombie Invasion How else will you survive the coming apocalypse?


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