Friday, May 7, 2010

Using Data for Humanitarian Purposes

An open source database called Ushahidi is being used to aggregate and track damage related to the oil spill in the Gulf. This database tool, originally built to track violence in Kenya, collects data submitted by people via texts, tweets, and email, processes it and maps it so that a high level picture and specific details become readily available to government officials and the public.

(submitted by Walter)

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