Deployment of the Week

This week, we applaud the efforts of Vultures Namibia to conserve rare species of vultures in Namibia by reporting their re-sightings and recovery!

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Events OKFN data expedition in Bangladesh

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From increasing transparency of urban planning projects in Prague, to creating awareness on disaster preparedness in Indonesia and Geeking out at OSCON(among others), here’s your weekly fix of all things Ushahidi and community.

Deployment of the week

This week, we recognise two amazing projects as deployments of the week. MediaCenter creates awareness about distasters in indonesia, in an effort to create awareness of how to prepare people for natural disasters to come. …

On behalf of Ushahidi’s board of directors, team and community; I am delighted to announce that Ushahidi is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for  Creative and Effective Institutions. This award comes at an apropos time as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary. It is a nod to the work of the organization and community to be recognized and awarded considering that its been a long journey from an ad hoc group …

Mark your calendars, on Monday, October 22nd we’ll hold our next Community Developer call to dig deeper into details about the Ushahidi version 3 release. The weekly is full of Usahhidi news from ICCM, RHOK, Colombia Simulation mappers, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and more.

Community news: EQNZ up for award

Congratulations to the EQNZ team for their New Zealand Open Source Awards nomination for People’s Choice. Voting is open until October 26th. …

Elections, Software Roadmap Feedback and more in the Ushahidi weekly:

This is a big election year around the world. Our community is gearing up in their mapping adventures. And, the Ushahidi team is participating in the Personal Democracy Forum (NYC) and a Free Election Hackathon (UK).

Our weekly report also includes requests for more feedback into Ushahidi’s future. What would you like to see for your deployments?

From the Community

Mapping …

Ushahidi was honored to receive the 2012 Global Adaptation Index  (GAIN) Prize for our work developing and democratizing digital tools for crowdsourcing and visualization information. Our community has created fantastic maps such as energyshortage.org, thaifloods.com, and costofchicken.crowdmap.com, to map energy flows, flooding, and food price fluctuation. The problems created by climate change can surface in many ways, from rising tides …