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Fascinated by the idea of a 'crowd map' and 'citizen journalism', I've been perusing Ushahidi and it should serve me well. I would like to emulate it except for - the base map.

I would prefer a personal base map(s) served from Geoserver for instance and not the Google Map. I see OSM can also be used but it lacks the detail I require.

Any ideas on How-To or alternative projects?

[I've literally scrounged the web via Google search for answers without success. The Ushahidi forum has not been helpful as well]

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have a look at – matt wilkie Jun 23 '11 at 17:24
I have recently installed Ushahidi to test it´s features and useability. I would also like to use my own geodata as basemaps, but found it not as straight forward as I thought. Did you manage to get the modifications working? – Robert Buckley Apr 12 '12 at 5:27
I managed to get geoserver wms layers working in ushahidi...well almost. They get displayed when I choose them in the map settings page, but when I view the website, there is a small problem. – Robert Buckley Apr 13 '12 at 14:06
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Ushahidi uses OpenLayers as its mapping technology. This means that it should be possible with minimal modifications to use any layer OpenLayers supports (like WMS from GeoServer) with minimal changes; look in the page you linked for Layer.Google, and replace it with a corresponding Layer.WMS.

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Thanks for the hint. Will toil with OpenLayers. – Erick May 9 '11 at 6:38

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