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The purpose of the CrowdGlobe project is to study various crowdsourced-mapping platforms, searching for data patterns that can tell us more about the functions of these tools and their limits as well as potentials.

City Bugs - citizens feedback mechanism in Armenia is a platform where anyone can talk about communal and related unsolved problems in the city or Yerevan, and make suggestions or propose innovative ideas to improve their communities.

The use of crowdsourced mapping in human rights

What is—or ought—to be the role of technology in supporting human rights, and to what extent is technology a human right? Recent years have seen the evolution of a panoply of digital tools that allow users to bridge space and spread ideas, democratizing information that can have a critical impact in the social and political spheres.

International Conference of Crisis Mappers 2012: Video

At the 2012 International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) in October, Anahi Ayala Iacucci, Innovation Advisor for the Africa Region, Health and Humanitarian Media, detailed new techniques to verify crowdsourced information, including techniques to assess the veracity of the content, the context and the source.

Ukraine Parliamentary Elections: using crowdsourcing for transparency and democracy

Elections in Ukraine

The "Orange Revolution" was a series of protests and political upheavals in Ukraine that lasted from late November 2004 to January 2005. The protests were triggered by the results of the 2004 presidential election, which was fraught with accusations of massive corruption, voter intimidation, and direct electoral fraud.

Armenian elections monitoring: crowdsourcing + public journalism + mapping

Civic activists in Armenia used crowdsourcing and mapping technologies for the first time during the 2012 parliamentary elections to make electoral processes more transparent. The IDitord project, built on Ushahidi Open Source platform, became one of the main platforms which aggregated information on violations during elections. Several organizations and dozens of internet activists used new media tools to monitor the election process during the Armenian parliamentary elections on May 6, 2012.

Opportunities for crowdsourcing in Russia and Ukraine

While the developing world is getting mature with technology and creative middleware apps, CIS and Russia are getting more democratic with the help of crowdsourcing. Many years ago it was a united territory of USSR and people still know Russian... everywhere.


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