World Bank Transport Forum 3/30/11 Jon Gosier @jongos
About Ushahidi Notable Uses The ChallengeUshahidi is a free, open-source Ushahidi has been deployed in As the amounts of dataplatform used for crowdsourcing major global crisis scenarios, aggregated by Ushahidi usersand visualizing data geospatially. allowing organizations to draw grows, they face a commonIt was born out of the 2008 situational awareness from the problem. How do they effectivelyelection unrest when founders crowd. To date it’s been manage this realtime data? HowJuliana Rotich, Erik Hersman, Ory downloaded over 15,000 times. can we help them discoverOkolloh and David Kobia wanted credible and actionable info fromto allow Kenyan citizens a way to S o m e o f t h e m o re n o t a b l e the deluge of reports they’ll getSMS reports of incident to know deployments include recently in from the public? The SwiftRiverwhat was occurring around them. Egypt, the Haiti earthquakes, the initiative was created to begin toThis was one of the earliest uses ﬁres in Russia, the Queensland answer some of these questionsof crowdsourcing for crisis ﬂoods in Australia. for Ushahidi deployers.response.