Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Fire on the Ground

Ushahidi is a mapping project that is designed to document human rights abuses in post-election Kenya by encouraging users to report incidents of rioting, looting, rape, property loss, the massing of government troops, migrations of displaced people, and provisional peace efforts. It contains a number of discrete components that involve using Google maps and SMS messages. Data can also be represented on a timeline up through April of this year. David Kobia of I Have No Tribe was interviewed by a local San Jose NBC affiliate about the project. Eric Hersman of Africa Gadget and Ory Okolloh of www.mzalendo.com are also team members in the initiative.

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