CROWDSOURCING AND CROWDFEEDING Tools and examples for crowdsourcing projects Anahi Ayala Iacucci [email_address] World Bank Zambia PPCR Mission – November 2010
: CROWDSOURCING, MAPPING, AND CROWDFEEDING TOOL Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, began as a one-off deployment for mapping reports of election violence after the December 2007 Kenyan elections. Ushahidi is a crowdsourcing mapping system that people to report into the platform by web submission, SMS, Twitter or e-mail. The Ushahidi platform is right now being used in more than 30 countries and 60 projects, from electoral monitoring in Burundi to violence in Congo to Early Warning system in the Rift Valley.
OPENSTREET MAP: CROWDSOURCED MAPPING OpenStreet Map (OSM) was founded in July 2004 by Steve Coast. OpenStreet Map data is published under an open content license, with the intention of promoting free use and re-distribution of the data (both commercial and non-commercial). The Map is entirely built by volunteers who can be expert mappers or not. In April 2006, a foundation was established to encourage the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data and provide geospatial data for anybody to use and share.
MAP KIBERA Map Kibera was developed in response to the lack of available map data and other public, open, and shared information about one of the world's largest slums: Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya. The project started with the simple creation of a map using the open source free software OpenStreet Map and the Ushahidi platform , to become a project involving now media, health organizations, GBV working groups and grassroots organizations.