In the coming weeks and months Ushahidi will be launching several initiatives; and I would like to take this opportunity to give you a high level view of the main things we have in store, and some of the considerations we are keeping in mind as we continue laying down code, working on projects and doing outreach.

Community: It has been incredibly gratifying to see Ushahidi grow …

[Guest blog post by Irene Guijt based on work with Marc Maxson, John Hecklinger, Zipporah Sangiluh and Dave Snowden]

What is SenseMaker?

“Creating security. Many people leaving in slums have lived in fear due to lackof peace and lack of criminal cases many have been raped but to day we can havesomething to enjoy and although there is still little to be said to be add on it. Thereis a certain group in …

This is not just an election year for Liberia – only the second democratic election since the 14-year civil war.  This is also the year for a constitutional referendum, the scheduled drawdown of what was once the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission, not to mention a now constant influx of refugees from the neighboring Ivory Coast.  Put all of this together, presidential election + referendum + security draw-down + 35,000 incoming refugees and counting = …

Update from DISC:

“After the economic and political mistakes committed by the Egyptian system in the management of things, there was a flame of anger suppressed in the issuance of Egypt’s youth Increasing them by killing a young man named Khalid Saeed by the hands of Egyptian police, and in January 2011 the situation exploded after the terrorist incident occurred in a church inside Alexandria by the hands of terrorists and not without justification …

In our quest to improve and increase the value of spatial data stored within the Ushahidi platform, we’re pleased to introduce map geometry. Until now, the platform has allowed you to define a single report with a single point. Map geometries allow you to define a report not just with a single point, but now with shapes and lines that you can draw.

(Example 1