CrowdGlobe is an initiative highlighting deployments and research in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field on how crowdmapping technologies for new media, emergency response, political engagement and civic programs has been strategically used. This project aims at looking into the use of different technologies for diverse typologies of projects to provide an open research platform that can be used to inform the future use of the crowdsourcing mapping methodologies.
Launched in May 2012, our first iteration of the website is built to compliment our first report on the use of the Ushahidi's Crowdmap service, providing a hosted version of the downloadable Ushahidi platforms datasets and all documentation funded on the analized deployments. Examining the use of nearly 13,000 instances, we examined general user patterns through quantitative impact alongside user surveys and highlighted case studies. You can read more about our first report here.
We are currently exploring options to maintain and expand our existing catalogs, engage in an ongoing dialogue with our partners in this field to highlight other platforms, other deployment contexts, and other methodologies and support the publication of additional reports.
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About Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning supports, captures and shares innovative approaches to communication through a global research and experimentation agenda. Founded in 2011, the Center seeks to strike a balance between local expertise and needs and global learning in order to develop a comprehensive approach to understanding and catalyzing information exchange.