Ecology

Ushahidi

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Ushahidi platform

Description: 

Make smart decisions with a data management system that rapidly collects data from the crowd and visualizes what happened, when and where. Features: - Free & Open Source - Interactive Mapping - Dynamic Timeline - Multiple Data Streams The Ushahidi Platform allows you to easily collect information via text messages, email, twitter and web-forms.

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world

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Ushahidi

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Crowdmap

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Crowdmap

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Crowdmap is a simple map-making tool, built on an open API, that allows you and the world to collaboratively map your world. Features: - team-based, collaborative mapping - integrate with your apps a high-performance, out-of-the-box API that lets you plug Crowdmap into your existing apps. - moderate content submitted by the crowd - sandboxed maps and private posts.

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Ushahidi

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WeSenseIt

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WeSenseIt

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The WeSenseIt mobile app enables citizens to create and submit reports about water courses or sensitive locations.WeSenseIt is a product of WeSenseIt EU FP7 project (funded from 2012 to 2016) developing citizen observatories of water and flooding.The project aims to develop local ‘citizen observatories’ to strengthen communities’ safety in case of a flood. The mobile app can be used on Android Smartphones and has five sections: 1. Citizen Observatory: This is set up as a facebook page to discuss any flooding activities in a local area.

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WeSenseIt

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AirProbe

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AirProbe

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The system used to investigate toxic gas pollution. A portable device (SensorBox) can measure the presence of some toxic gasses with a few low cost sensors. Then, an Android smartphone can show the measurements in real time thanks to a dedicated app (AirProbe). The system is being tested at the moment but soon both the SensorBox and AirProbe will be available for volunteers.

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English

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Experimental Tribe

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Experimental Tribe

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A web platform designed for scientific gaming and social computation. Its task is to help researchers in the realization of web-experiments by accomplishing those necessary and tedious tasks involving the management of social resources (User registration, validation, selection and pairing).

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English

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The International Ecological Information Management System (DEIMS)

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The International Ecological Information Management System (DEIMS)

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A Drupal open-source, collaborative platform, that provides a web interface for scientists and researchers' networks, projects and initiatives with a metadata management and data sharing system.

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Widenoise

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Widenoise

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The app developed to monitor and investigate the noise. Available both for Apple and Android users. Furthermore, you can register yourselves on the website to explore the noise pollution map and to register in order to check data from your measurement and match them with the community data.

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English

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