Perspectives

Using the Geoweb

Throughout history, map makers have been much sought after. They created representations of landscapes that could be used for exploration, military or trade purposes. The...

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When the crowd becomes the source

What is Ushahidi, and how was it first used?Ushahidi is a platform developed in January 2008 to record and map violence in Kenya during the post-election violence. Ushahidi...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Software

Input through data..

Since 2002, the SEND Foundation has been monitoring Ghana’s poverty reduction strategy, and researching whether the country’s poor have been benefitting from th.....

Window to the world..

The war in northern Uganda has driven thousands of people from their homes to live in camps. Now, after a lot of trial an error, BOSCO Uganda has brought the int......

Community methodology..

 A study by the Kyoto: Think Global, Act Local project shows that using open source software for data collection can be cost-effective for forest communities....

Accessing information by voice..

Getting up to date agricultural information to rural farmers has always been a challenge, especially in areas with low literacy rates. A system to read out text,......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

Moving with communities..

A portable computer kit delivers agricultural training to Ugandan nomadic pastoralists...

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

An attractive opportunity..

Audio conferencing helps to make farming a viable prospect for young Ghanaians ...

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

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