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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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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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 ...
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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 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 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 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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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 ...