Mobile Citizen Intelligence Link Table (Sept 2009)

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  • 1. Links on Mobile Developments + Mapping & Their Potential Use for Global Development (In Pursuit of “Mapped Mobile Citizen Intelligence”) Jason Liszkiewicz April 2009-March 2010 EIN earthintelnet [at] gmail.com www.phibetaiota.net www.earth-intelligence.net Mobile + Mapping Crisis & Election Monitoring (Zimbabwe, Kenya, Congo, S. Africa, Ghana, India, Gaza) Mobile + Mapping Crisis Growing/expanding in use and http://www.ushahidi.com notoriety http://twitter.com/Ushahidi 4 min video http://tr.im/jr5F and http://www.netsquared.org/projec ts/ushahidi-v2-global-crisis-tool Mobile + Mapping Crisis Congo http://drc.ushahidi.com Mobile + Mapping Crisis Kenya http://legacy.ushahidi.com Mobile + Mapping Crisis South Africa http://www.unitedforafrica.co.za Mobile + Mapping Crisis Gaza http://labs.aljazeera.net/warongaz a Mobile + Mapping Crisis Zimbabwe http://www.sokwanele.com/map/el ectionviolence Mobile + Election Monitoring India: citizen-driven election http://votereport.in monitoring thru SMS, email and Web-based reports on voting irregularities Mobile + Election Monitoring Ghana: sms & vote monitoring http://mobileactive.org/sms- critical-election-observation-ghana Mapping Emergency Alerts Global and regional alert maps http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index 2.php & http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index. php?lang=eng (regions) Mexico voting http://mobileactive.org/mexicans- report-votes-and-nonvotes-sms Lebanon elections Citizen SMS reporting on Lebanon http://is.gd/RELR elections Big Picture Aside from mobile, imagine http:// everyblock.com with http://benfry.com/zipdecode/ with the public display of http://danoo.com and dome media http://geodome.info
  • 2. Indian Hardware $20 mobile phone http://www.cellphonebeat.com/entr y/spice-mobile-unveils-20-people- s-phone $20 hardware $20 mobile chip platform http://www.i4u.com/article3851.ht ml Harware w/$15-$20 pricetag $15-20 Tracfones http://www.tracfone.com/phones.js p?task=phones&subTask=allPhones International development Top 15 project winners of USAID http://www.netsquared.org/usaid/t contest op15 Malnutrition surveillance “Child Malnutrition Surveillance http://www.netsquared.org/project and Famine Response” s/child-malnutrition-surveillance- and-famine-response Crisis-response “Ushahidi global crisis reporting” http://www.netsquared.org/project s/ushahidi-v2-global-crisis-tool Video/SMS/Mapping Video on Ushahidi's text messaging http://www.ted.com/index.php/talk and mapping for Kenya s/erik_hersman_on_reporting_crisi s_via_texting.html RSS-to-SMS Free RSS-to-SMS service in http://pingie.com/beta/index.php development (beta) Microscope/Medical “CellScope: Telemicroscopy for http://www.intelchallenge.com/cell Disease Diagnosis” scope & http://fletchlab.berkeley.edu/resear ch_cellscope.htm Medical/Health “Frontline SMS Medic” http://www.textually.org/textually/ archives/2009/03/023151.htm Video/Health Data Datadyne mobile health data http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=RoiGzgnMUAo & http://www.datadyne.org Video/Data collection Nokia data gathering http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=V3rrbhf87yI Poverty/mapping Spatial representations of poverty http://www.povertymap.net assessments Crisis-response “Innovative support to http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518 emergencies, disease, and _3-10198462-238.html? disasters” part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_ 3-0-20 & http://instedd.org Video/crisis-response Larry Brilliant's presentation that http://www.ted.com/index.php/talk led to the start of the “Innovative s/larry_brilliant_wants_to_stop_pa support to emergencies, disease, ndemics.html and disasters” (INSTEDD) Map/Disease Global disease alert map http://healthmap.org/en Indonesia/SMS/Disease (2005) Indonesia launching hotline http://www.textually.org/textually/ to monitor disease via SMS archives/2005/08/009653.htm Indonesia/Gov/SMS SMS to complain about http://www.textually.org/textually/ government officials archives/2005/06/008668.htm Blood tester Hacked/modified mobile device http://mobileactive.org/instant-lab- into a portable blood tester your-mobile-analyzing-blood-
  • 3. capable of detecting HIV, malaria detecting-diseases and other illnesses Zimbabwe/Mapping/Terror & Mapping Terror in Zimbabwe: http://www.sokwanele.com/map/el Violence/Elections Political Violence & Elections 2008 ectionviolence Zimbabwe/SMS/censorship Zimbabwe phone censorship in the http://www.textually.org/textblog/ name of national security mt_search.php? IncludeBlogs=1&search=zimbabwe Health Rockefeller Foundation, United http://www.nextbillion.net/blog/20 Nations Foundation and Vodafone 09/03/16/mhealth-for-development Foundation to form the Mobile & Health Alliance (mHealth) http://www.unfoundation.org/globa l-issues/technology/mhealth- alliance.html 3-D/disasters/mapping Video from Technology Review on http://link.brightcove.com/services mapping disasters in 3-D /player/bcpid263777539? bctid=18022720001 & http://www.technologyreview.com/ blog/editors/23257/ Rapid response/mapping/Tennesse Rapid response mapping in http://www.fugroearthdata.com/fe Tennessee (tornado) atures.php?id=1002 Rapid response Strong Angel III “Integrated rapid http://strongangel3.com response demonstration” Rapid response/Video Video of Strong Angel III http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=1ikEPzLHPdM&NR=1 Pakistan/converging media Extensive writing on old & new http://civic.mit.edu/watchlistenlear media converging in Pakistan n/old-and-new-media-converging- emergencies during-the-pakistan-emergency- march-2007-february-2008 & http://civic.mit.edu/watchlistenlear n/old-and-new-media-converging- during-the-pakistan-emergency- march-2007-february-2008? page=0,2 (SMS section) Africa/crop disease Treating crop disease in east Africa http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/ne via mobile phone ws/-/2558/561696/-/rigs6uz/-/ Kenya/video Kenya's mobile revolution Part 1 documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=xQTS8Hel1vk Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BRjpHUnxaq8 Solar powered phone Solar powered phone (2nd link is of http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02 solar powered phone that is water /13/samsung-releases-solar- proof) powered-phone/ & http://tr.im/k0YI Africa/solar powered tower Solar powered cell phone tower http://ecoworldly.com/2008/05/26/ africa-cell-phone-providers- ingenuity-turns-to-wind-and-solar/ Kenya/SMS/election violence SMS as Information Channel in http://new.mobileactive.org/sms- Post-Election Kenyan violence information-channel-post-election-
  • 4. kenya Cambodia/video/violence Mobile video of police open fire at http://hub.witness.org/en/node/12 Cambodian farmers 500 video-map Witness.org map of videos http://hub.witness.org/en/map captured around the world Mali/USAID “Promoting stability and prosperity http://mali.geekcorps.org in the developing world through information and communications technology” Africa mobile news Dedicated to mobile news from http://www.mobileafrica.net Africa Africa/documentary trailer “Hello Africa” trailer for http://www.youtube.com/watch? documentary on African mobile v=KAqsFqY-kGQ developments Nigeria/Android/rapid response new tool now being tested in http://mobileactive.org/rapid- Nigeria by UNICEF for the android-turning-android-phone- distribution of bed nets. data-collection-and-supply- management-server & http://rapidandroid.org UNICEF/RapidSMS http://unicefinnovation.org Kenya/mapping Geospatial Week--“Mapping our http://tr.im/REdm Future 2009-2014: Collective & Action and Advocacy to Improve http://agcommons.com/? Spatial Solutions for Sustainable q=node/83 Development” Nature.com/Mobile potential “..mobile phones are starting to be http://www.nature.com/news/2009 used to collect data in an /090419/full/458959a.html increasing number of disciplines. Roberta Kwok looks into their potential.” Disease detection/Twitter From DIYCIty.org, “Realtime http://sickcity.org disease detection for your city from messages on Twitter (and soon Facebook)” AFL-CIO/Pandemic Many Health Care Facilities Not http://www.docuticker.com/? Prepared to Protect Healthcare p=25660 Workers in Event of Pandemic Flu Outbreak SMS/Pollution advisories text messaging service to inform http://www.azdeq.gov/sms.html people when a High Pollution & Advisory (HPA) is being issued for http://www.physorg.com/news160 the Greater Phoenix Area. 207575.html Map/healthcare/NYC part of the Centers for Disease http://www.healthcarethatworks.or Control's REACH 2010 Program g/maps/nyc/ Video/“Participatory Sensing” “Participatory sensing” and mobile http://www.youtube.com/watch? phones v=t-ItfpA3XiY SMS/Answer Service Answers to anything, on the go, http://www.chacha.com for free (pay after certain amount of SMS's) SMS/411/answer service SMS 411 type service as a model http://www.411sms.com since this does not work (I tested & it) http://www.411sms.com/translatio
  • 5. ns SMS/NYC Transit NYC Metro Transit SMS service http://mymtaalerts.com/ (S(t22oirujs0j1w4550c41u1ai))/Log inC.aspx SMS/Products/Bar code Bar code SMS service http://camclic.com SMS/farmers/India Indian farmers adopt SMS to find http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/ho out rubber prices lnus/015200904171712.htm SMS/court cases/Dubai SMS service now available for http://www.itp.net/news/552508- Dubai court cases sms-updates-now-available-for- dubai-court-cases- & http://www.dxbpp.gov.ae/en/Index -E.asp SMS/fumes/crime tips Documentation from England, http://www.textually.org/textually/ Thailand, and Malaysia on the use archives/cat_citizens_as_informant of text messaging for reporting s.htm excessive fume emissions and crime tips Open Learning/RSS Example of course available http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course through RSS feeds. Connect this /category.php?id=6 into a RSS-to-SMS program for mobile learning potential india/Mapping/SMS/Elections Vote reporting on India election http://votereport.in discrepancies and incidents & http://swiftapp.org & http://blog.twittervotereport.com India/SMS/Mapping/traffic SMS traffic reporting and mapping http://www.btis.in because of this http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=RjrEQaG5jPM India/Idea-sending Corporate mobile democracy in http://www.youtube.com/watch? India? v=FGM4ywFEcZg SMS/crime-fighting Using SMS to fight crime http://mobileactive.org/sms_crime Singapore/SMS/crime alerts SMS crime alerts from Singapore http://www.spf.gov.sg/crimepreven police tion/crimesms_index.htm Terrorists Potential uses of mobile phones by http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/mobil terrorists e.pdf UN/Vodafone/Social Change United Nations Foundation & http://mobileactive.org/files/Mobiliz Vodafone “Mobilizing Social ingSocialChange_full.pdf Change” Augmented reality/3-D search Hyper-linking reality. augmented http://www.technologyreview.com/ reality, 3-D search blog/editors/22198/ & http://www.technologyreview.com/ BizTech/17807/page2/ & http://www.geovector.com/press/3 Dsearch.html & http://www.geovector.com/press/n etdimensions.html Video/problem-solving/3-D/grid Video at Google.org of David Brin http://tr.im/k4Qw computing & Sheldon Brown animation &
  • 6. (scalable city) http://www.worldcommunitygrid.or g Traffic monitoring Mobile Millennium Traffic Pilot http://traffic.berkeley.edu London Noise Map London road traffic noise map http://www.londonnoisemap.com Telecommunications/Internet/Map Telecommunications and internet http://senseable.mit.edu/nyte map City problem-reporting Report and fix problems in your http://seeclickfix.com/feeds city SMS/problem-driving Bad driving reports via SMS http://www.textually.org/textually/ archives/2006/06/012814.htm SMS/Collective participation Collective navigation via SMS http://marumushi.com/projects/ad obeideas2006 SMS/video projection SMS & video projection for public http://www.txtualhealing.com display SMS/sex info Sex info for young people http://www.sextextsf.org Dome media Domes for displaying vivid media http://geodome.info Largest mobile event Largest exhibition for the mobile http://www.mobileworldcongress.c industry om/overview.shtml Photography synthesis Piece together photography to http://photosynth.net/Default.aspx form a realistic-like navigatable environment Data Visualization http://flowingdata.com Google Earth + iPhone Google Earth for the iPhone http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2 008/10/google-earth-co/ Zip codes/Mapping Zip code map. Click map, type zip http://benfry.com/zipdecode code, and the map zooms in Data visualization 175 data viz examples http://www.meryl.net/2008/01/175 -data-and-information- visualization-examples-and- resources/ Mapping/roadway fatalities Mapping of roadway fatalities http://www.saferoadmaps.org across America Mapping British Data Various mapping based in Britain http://www.maptube.org Map/hate groups Hate group map for America http://www.splcenter.org/intel/map /hate.jsp Crime map/Oakland Crime map for Oakland, California http://oakland.crimespotting.org World data maps Many world data maps http://maps.howstuffworks.com Map/city growth Map on city growth (Chicago) http://www.mapsinthepublicsquare .org Conflict/map International conflict mapping http://www.icr.ethz.ch/research/wa (International Conflict Research) rviews Map/Surveillance/Privacy 2007 International Privacy http://www.privacyinternational.or Ranking, map of surveillance g/article.shtml? societies around the world cmd[347]=x-347-559597 Data visualization/product-tracking Product-tracking http://www.nd.edu/~networks/pro ductspace/index.htm City sensors/mapping Real-time sensors for city mapping http://senseable.mit.edu Maps/Science “Better maps, better decisions” http://mapofscience.com
  • 7. 3-D Cities 3-D city models http://www.fugroearthdata.com/se rvicessubcat.php?subcat=3D-city- models World data maps Various world data maps http://worldprocessor.com/catalog/ world/ Digital Earth International Symposium on Digital http://www.isde5.org/about_digital Earth earth.htm Data Visualization/Animation Animated data visualization http://www.jonathancousins.com/i nformation_recast/ RSS/mapping RSS feeds mapped http://www.mappedup.com Mapping/genocide-prevention Genocide Prevention Mapping http://www.ushmm.org/maps Initiative Wars/animated mapping Animated mapping of American http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/am wars erican-wars.html Mapping Proliferation/non-proliferation http://www.carnegieendowment.or maps g/static/npp/deadlymaps.cfm Geo-data Mobile geo-data sets http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML /DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp? section=10058 Geospatial Revolution Project http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu Video from Penn State Global Task Assigning People remotely getting paid for http://txteagle.com small translation tasks Ultrasound Imaging Smartphone-compatible USB http://tr.im/joyw ultrasound probes for imaging the kidney, liver, bladder and eyes (and more) SMS + Tee Shirts *note: EIN Director conceived of http://reactee.com this in 2008 and with plans to implement this with http://multeepurpose.com Blind/deaf emergencies http://www.textually.org/textually/ archives/2009/05/023538.htm Free GIS http://free-gis-data.blogspot.com SMS/healthy toys SMS to get ratings on toys that are http://www.healthytoys.org/press. not toxic texting.php SMS info directory http://www.textmarks.com/dir/ Open Mobile Consortium: “we work http://www.open-mobile.org on open source mobile applications for social change” N. Korea oppression Various links on the oppressive http://www.textually.org/textually North Korean gov in relation to mobile phone use /archives/2008/02/019113.htm Iranian Election Iran's coming election & the role of http://www.textually.org/textually sms/mobile text messaging /archives/2009/05/023695.htm Global incidents “Worldwide Incidents Tracking http://wits.nctc.gov System”
  • 8. Pandemic/GPS http://www.textually.org/textually /archives/2009/06/023770.htm Group Communications GeoChat released for "disaster- http://is.gd/Fhr7 ready group communications" June 2009 Iran/sms election-data “The university’s campaign team http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06 has developed its own software /11/world/middleeast/11iran.html for doing election polls, and has ?_r=1 given 1,000 phones equipped with it to campaign workers who fan out across the country to do face-to-face questionnaires. They type the answers directly into the phones, and then transmit them back to the Tehran headquarters by text message..” Emergency Alert Backup However, Motorola is featured in http://homelandsecuritynewswire. this article, the same company com/single.php?id=8102 who supplied pre and post Sept. 11 radios to the NYPD & Fire Guiliani & Motorola Dept's http://tr.im/oKHw Video on radios http://tr.im/oKHI Crime Visualization 20 data visualizations http://flowingdata.com/2009/06/2 3/20-visualizations-to- understand-crime/ Mobile pollution sensors Cyclists, buses, cars and even http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scienc pedestrians will become mobile e/nature/8126498.stm pollution detectors in an & initiative launched in Britain. Citizen Mobile Answer Service Humorously plays on the “KGB” http://542542.com (paid) theme (542-542 is KGB-KGB) Mapping medicine “stockouts” Mapping medicine temporarily http://stopstockouts.org not available on shelves Severe weather sms alert Weather alerts (severe weather) http://is.gd/M1BO via txt message Child abduction SMS alerts for child abduction. http://wirelessamberalerts.adcoun The link to the right shows the cil.org/howwirelessamberalertsw general network of how the ork.htm system works Crisis preparation/response http://emicus.com August 2009
  • 9. Librarian-based service http://www.phibetaiota.net/? p=7805 911 SMS Waterloo, Iowa 911 dispatch http://tr.im/wqKs accepting txt msging, first in the country Afghanistan Airwaves http://tr.im/wyfE September 2009 Radio + Mobile connection Rural radio, sms, mp3's, http://tr.im/y2wc agriculture and health info March 2010 (sorry for the delay) SMS/homelessness Street art: a projector simulates a http://sarkissianmason.com/pat homeless person sleeping hwaysvid/ (requires Flash) outside...a 5 digit number is also projected, when someone sends a txt message to it, the sleeping person enters a doorway, into a home. SMS/Africa activism Book - SMS Uprising: Mobile http://www.phibetaiota.net/? Activism in Africa p=23287 Sexual Harassment/Egypt HarassMap: Tracking Sexual http://mobileactive.org/harassma Harassment in Egypt with SMS p-plan-track-sexual-harassment- egypt Children/violence/Benin/Africa Beginning stages of project http://lindaraftree.wordpress.com/ against violence against children 2010/03/01/finding-some-ict- answers-in-benin/ Mapping The MapTogether project http://maptogether.org provides free map-related training and tools for community and nonprofit groups around the world. Our resources include software, data sets, online mapping services, documentation, and training resources. In addition, our geographers provide free in- person "community mapping clinics" in cities across the United States and Canada. Mapping/Civic Engagement Technology for Transparency http://transparency.globalvoiceso Network nline.org Mapping “open supply chains” http://sourcemap.org Mobile payment http://mpesa.com
  • 10. Sensors “smell phone” to detect chemical http://gcn.com/articles/2010/03/1 hazards...who else, department 1/cell-phones-sniff-out-toxic- of homeland security fumes.aspx?s=techprod_170310 collaborating with corporations. Toxins/NYC http://www.toxicstargeting.com Book On Africa and Latin America http://in3.uoc.edu/web/IN3/com mobile communications munication-technologies-in-latin- america-and-africa/