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Crowdmap allows you to set up your own deployment of the Ushahidi Platform without having to install it on your own web server. Crowdmap is the fastest, simplest installation of the Ushahidi platform. Within minutes you'll be up and running with your own installation, mapping reports events and visualizing information. Things You Can Do With Crowdmap Monitor Elections Use the power of the crowd to monitor and visualize what went right, and what went wrong, in an election. Map Crisis Information Whether it's a natural disaster, epidemic or political crisis, Crowdmap is built to handle information coming out of a crisis. Curate Local Resources Crowdsourcing isn't just for emergencies, you can use it for local knowledge and business too. Document A Zombie Invasion How else will you survive the coming apocalypse? Learn more on the Crowdmap Website . Related:  Mind Mapping and Data Visualization

Mind42 Create UML diagrams online in seconds, no special tools needed. Web apps - Free Geography Tools Via Slashgeo comes word that Nokia’s Ovi Maps now has a 3D browser-based plugin to compete with Google Earth’s browser plugin. Works in Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer, and supports Mac in addition to Windows for the first three. Terrain resolution is fantastic, IMO better than in Google Earth. The only imagery currently available in 3D mode is satellite imagery, and it also looks pretty good, slightly better than Google Earth for my area. Controls are adequate, but not as smooth as those for Google Earth. Left button for scrollRight button for tilt and rotate; odd reverse direction for tilt compared to Google Earth – you move the mouse forward to increase terrain tilt, and back to decrease it.Scroll wheel for zoom There are 3D building views available for a limited number of cities (e.g. And here’s a comparable view in OviMaps 3D, far superior: There’s also a button that brings you to Nokia’s 2D Ovi Maps; this one features map data from Navteq:

Movity Blog NewsPulse - Get the news filtered the way you want and see what's popular - Dropmind Coucou Un coucou Taxons concernés Étymologie[modifier | modifier le code] Le terme « coucou » est une onomatopée issue du chant du coucou gris[1]. Le nom latin antique pour cette espèce est cŭcūlus[1]; de ce terme dérive le nom scientifique du genre du coucou gris, puis par extension sémantique classique pour les taxons, le nom de sous-famille, famille et ordre. Physiologie, comportement et écologie[modifier | modifier le code] Outre leurs différences morphologiques, les coucous du continent américain se distinguent des coucous de l'Ancien Monde par le fait qu'ils construisent des nids fragiles et ne parasitent pas le nid d'autres oiseaux comme le font ces derniers. Les caractéristiques générales des coucous comportent des nuances pour chaque espèce : voir les articles détaillés pour plus d'informations sur leur description ou leur mode de vie. Noms vernaculaires et noms scientifiques correspondants[modifier | modifier le code] Note : certaines espèces peuvent avoir plusieurs noms. « [...]

Homepage The emerging market that could kill the iPhone By Francesca Robin, contributor FORTUNE -- Internet users have heard plenty about third-party aggregators filching their data, spying on them via all manner of cookies and selling Web surfing data to unscrupulous marketers. Much less has been said about what users can do to control their personal information, let alone have a say in who can snoop around, poke into or use it. Until now. How would these personal data lockers work exactly? MORE: Secrets behind Amazon's recommendations Sound like startup swagger? Asked if it was difficult to raise the initial seed capital, cofounder William Heath of U.K. The crucial question appears to now be when such technologies are likely to break into the mainstream. MORE: Google and Facebook's new tactic in the tech wars Netscape and McAfee veteran Cameron Lewis takes a different approach. How then to profit? MORE: The unspoken truth about Apple According to Siegel, Apple will then have to start making data lockers that are, well, beautiful.

Evaluate prototype Summary Participative user based evaluation of a paper or machine prototype to identify usability problems, where the user is probed to explain their expectations and problems. Benefits Potential usability problems can be detected at an early stage before development is complete. Method Planning Select the most important tasks and user group(s) to be tested (e.g. the most frequent or the most critical). Running sessions Welcome the user, and give the task instructions. Output Produce a list of usability problems, categorised by importance (use sticky notes to sort the problems), and an overview of the types of problems encountered. Variations Storyboards or wizard of oz prototypes can be evaluated. The degree of formality of the session depends on the nature of the prototype and the stage of development. The user based evaluation can be complemented by expert or heuristic evaluation. Next steps Case studies Israel Aircraft Industries Background reading

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Leaflet - a modern, lightweight JavaScript library for interactive maps by CloudMade It's an HTTParty and Everyone Is Invited! So I’ve made a boatload of gems that consume web services (twitter, lastfm, magnolia, delicious, google reader, google analytics). Each time I get a bit better at it and learn something new. I pretty much am only interested in consuming restful api’s and over time I’ve started to see a pattern. The other day I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if that pattern were wrapped up as a present for me (and others) to use? The Pattern Every web service related gem I’ve written makes requests and parses responses into ruby objects. A Princely Example To find something that I haven’t written a gem for, I hopped over to programmable web’s API directory. require 'rubygems' require 'httparty' class Representative include HTTParty end puts Representative.get(' Yep, that is it. Automatically Parse XML Yep, I’m not joking. There, that is a little better. Automatically Parse JSON Holla! Notice any problems with that? Helpers To DRY Things Up HTTP Authentication