Ushahidi is a non-profit technology company that builds open source platforms to help citizens, journalists, organizations, governments, and others gather, manage, analyze, and visualize crowdsourced data. I led the design and implementation of a number of data visualisation initiatives at Ushahidi.

Ushahidi Tracker

The Ushahidi Tracker aggregates all publicly available data from Ushahidi deployments from all over the world making it easy for anyone to analyze this massive stream of crowdsourced data. It is meant to give journalists, data scientists, developers, and other makers fast, easy access to critical humanitarian, and crowdsourced information.


Ushahidi Platform

The new Ushahidi Platform allows anyone to easily deploy a crowdsourced mapping initiative from Ushahidi’s website. It has powerful set of capabilities required to manage steady streams of crowdsourced information. Historically, there has been a great deal of interest from users for data visualisations that allow for in-depth analysis of incoming reports and other associated activity within their deployment. We set out to design and build a set of capabilities that would allow users to understand the incoming data to better manage their initiative, as well as to find stories and trends in the data that could be leveraged for advocacy and outreach.

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The Activity view enables deployment monitoring and situational awareness

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Conextual visualisations help in understanding the trend of incoming reports over time

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Conextual visualisations help in understanding the various types of incoming reports

Other Projects

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Invisible City: Mapping Emotions

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Environment Monitoring Platform

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Environment Monitoring Platform