Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.

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Best sites to create a collaborative map?

I need to suggest a tool to build a map together, ie. let multiple users add POIs and routes on a map. I know about OSM-based Umap but are there other online tools I should know about?
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Can I tie-in a data collection form with an online map service to crowdsource values for map features?

Apologies if this has been covered before. I've done some research but unfortunately my Google Fu has failed me. I want to be able to collect some simple numeric data from multiple people over the ...
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Crowdsourcing points by on-click to web map with moderation?

I want to build a really lightweight web map interface where a user can click anywhere on a map, create a point, type in a comment -- ideally all via Facebook, but I don't want to get ahead of myself ...
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How to Display Live Incoming Smartphone Images with Ushahidi on a Map

I have not yet used Ushahidi and I could not find the answer on their website to my question. Can I easily do the following? setup an Ushahidi server/map, go outside to make photos with my ...
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How to use OpenLayers for CrowdSourcing/ collect data?

I'm currently making my first steps in OpenLayers, trying to build a page showing a map where people can add data, which is then saved back in our database. (Background: Mapping of the distribution ...
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How could I crowdsource spatial data with online clickable map?

Here in northern Tanzania we are experiencing a huge westward butterfly migration - originally those of us who saw it thought it was local but it turns out that it's very widespread. We're getting ...
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Best program for crowd-sourced polygons on Gmaps

Looking for a way to crowd-source polygon creation on GMaps (in a wiki environment) that doesn't involved ESRI's expensive server software. Requirements: - a bunch of different wiki pages can be ...
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Crowdsourcing: Alternatives to Ushahidi

We all know that Ushahidi offers a versatile solution for crowdsourcing information and its effective depiction in maps. I am interested to know if there is any application(free and open source) on ...
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How to change the base map in Ushahidi?

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 ...
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Gathering GIS data from the masses

I am looking at collecting spatial information from a range of stakeholders to identify opportunities within a landscape. However, the data that we are collecting are not presently mapped and so we ...