Ushahidi,(Swahili for "testimony") is a website initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya during the post-election fallout in 2008.
Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.
The Ushahidi Platform is a free and open source project with developers hailing from Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, Netherlands and the USA working on it.
The Ushahidi Platform allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. Our goal is to create the simplest way of aggregating information from the public for use in crisis response.