An ad-hoc group of tech bloggers based in
Ushahidi creates crowd sourced maps that document incidents of violence, election fraud, and abuse plainly visible on a broad scale. The information can be submitted by citizens, organizations and anyone who has access to SMS, Email or Texting.
Since that catalytic moment in 2008, Ushahidi has grown into a mapping platform used in crises around the world, supporting 35,000 maps in 30 different languages. It has been utilized in disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 tsunami in
The Ushahidi platform is active worldwide. However, it is yet to be used directly by disaster management teams from world government agencies.