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Ushahidi is a platform that allows the collection and visualisation of data. It is a mash-up of user reports and Google Maps.
Ushahidi can collect data from SMS text messages, e-mail and the internet. This data is then displayed on a Google Maps map. It has seen much use as a way of gathering information from the ground in areas undergoing humanitarian difficulties such as Gaza and Haiti.  
Ushahidi, Crisis Mappers net and the Office for the co-ordination of humanitarian affairs created the implemented a Haiti earthquake version of Ushahidi.  
Ushahidi has collected a large amount of data that would otherwise have been lost, and adds a new level of knowledge about what occurred during the time in question. The data from the 2007-2008 Kenyan Election violence has been studied by a variety of institutions including the OECD and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (through Crisis Mappers net).  
- ↑ Work - Ushahidi
- ↑ The Nuts and Bolts Behind 4636 in Haiti - Ushahidi blog
- ↑ About - Ushahidi
- ↑ Gleaning Information from Haiti Online - New York Times Blog, 8:56am update
- ↑ About - Ushahidi, Haiti
- ↑ Preventing Violence, War and State Collapse - OECD
- ↑ Crisis Mapping Kenya's Election Violence - Harvard Humanitarian Initiative