Crowd Sourcing: Reporting and Mapping Incidents

Dec 28, 2011   //   by Hameed   //   Culture and Tech, photos  //  No Comments

Crowd sourc­ing tools and appli­ca­tions that are used to report inci­dents and map them: they can be used in dis­as­ter response and relief, elec­tion mon­i­tor­ing, report­ing human right vio­la­tion inci­dents, cre­at­ing a detailed visu­al report of an orga­ni­za­tion’s projects, etc.

Fol­low­ing tools and appli­ca­tions are inte­grat­ed for the above men­tioned tasks:
Front­li­neSMS: to col­lect raw data and inci­dent reports
Face­book, Twit­ter, E‑mail, phone calls, a GPS for exact loca­tions and oth­er means can be used to col­lect data as well.
Ushahi­di or Crowdmap are used as the final report sites.

I trained Shuha­da Orga­ni­za­tion (an aid and relief orga­ni­za­tion in cen­tral Afghanistan) staff to cre­ate a map of their projects in the region. Shuha­da Orga­ni­za­tion Map on Crowdmap

My team helped cre­ate a visu­al map of Afghan Elec­tion 2010.
Togeth­er with the pub­lic health hos­pi­tal we used it for report­ing dis­ease inci­dents in East­ern Afghanistan in 2011.