Ushahidi, Inc

Nairobi, KE


CrowdMap Classic is designed and built by the people behind Ushahidi, a platform that was originally built to crowdsource crisis information.  CrowdMap Classic is a free and open source platform that allows anyone to collect information through web-forms, sms, email, and Android application and visualize it on the map.  Anyone could easily submit information to the map and track information on the map over time, filter the data by the time, and see when and where things happened.  It allows you to set up your deployment map without having install it on the web server.


Platform
Browser-based platform: 
Requires own hosting: 
Map Types
Google: 
Bing: 
OSM: 
Esri: 
Operating System
Android: 
iOS: 
Windows phone: 
Data Types
Text: 
Numeric: 
Yes/No: 
Single/Multiple Choices: 
Hierarchy: 
Date/Time: 
Website: 
User: 
Identifier: 
Email: 
Dropdown: 
Divider: 
Additional features
SMS feature: 
Import Wizard: 
Export options: 
Pricing Plans: 

Price: 

Free and Open Source

 

Additional Cost:

  • Internet cost
  • SMS service cost
Best Features: 
  • Simple
  • Easy to use
Limitations: 
  • Upgrade on Android application
Geographic Focus & Restrictions: 
No geographical restriction
Sectoral Focus: 
Monitor Elections, Map Crisis Information, and Curate Local Resources
Add Ons: 
  • Clickatell
  • FrontlineSMS
  • SMSSync
  • Viddler
Application Users: 
  • Hubs in Africa - BongoHive
  • Women Under Siege - Women's Media Centre's
  • Cost of Chicken 
Customer Service: 
  • Community Support 
  • Wiki

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