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SahanaSoftwareIMS, ERP, logistics, directory, mapping Sahana Software Foundation is dedicated to the mission of saving lives by providing information management solutions that enable organizations and communities to better prepare for and respond to disasters.
Google DriveSoftwareproductivity Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators.
WordpressSoftwareCMS, knowledge, publishing is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
CKANSoftwaredata repository, knowledge is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available. - See more at:
Crisis CleanupSoftwarework orders Cleanup is a free, open source application that connects disaster recovery organizations with the people who need help. We've already connected • 40,000+ volunteers from • 300+ organizations with • 14,000 families in • 20 states and • 24 disasters in • 4 countries, creating more than • $26 million in impact.
Verily (QCRI)Softwareverification is an experimental web application designed to rapidly crowdsource the verification of information during humanitarian disasters. It has been featured in Foreign Policy, New Scientist andMIT Technology Review, as well as in a TedX talk on Digital Humanitarians and the TTI Vanguard presentation below. The platform has also been piloted by international news organizations. In addition to rapidly verifying information during crisis events, Verily aims to educate members of the public so they can become better "Digital Detectives".
AIDR (QRCI)Softwareverification free and open source Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response platform leverages machine learning to automatically identify informative content on Twitter during disasters. Unlike the vast majority of related platforms out there, we go beyond simple keyword search to filter for informative content.
KoboToolboxSoftwaremobile,survey is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. Our software is free and open source. Most of our users are people working in humanitarian crises, as well as aid professionals and researchers working in developing countries. Our team of developers and researchers are based in Cambridge, MA, as well as Colorado, Canada, and Chile.
UshahidiSoftwareincident mapping, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team.
Google Apps for NonprofitsSoftwaresys admin for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours free access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Ad Grants and more. These tools can help you reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and tell your nonprofit’s story.
CiviCRMSoftwareCRM is the powerful, open-source, web-based constituent relationship management (CRM) system that lets you track, communicate with, and engage all your constituents, no matter who they are. Our hosted solution puts your critical data in one secure, easy to navigate, easy to use place - so you don't end up with data spread across multiple systems that don't easily talk to each other.
Open Street MapSoftwaremapping is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license.
Awesome TableSoftwarespreadsheet, data visualization, data, mapping Table is a Gadget that lets you display the content of a Google Sheet into various types of views: from a simple table to people directories, Gantt chart views, Google Maps, card views… there are many possibilities to suit your personal and professional needs. With it, data in Sheets are shown in a more functional way and can be shared with viewers.
Declare HomeSoftwaregroup messaging, place-based organizing everyday back channel focused small group messaging to help organizers better organize with other organizers. A dedicated app for Android and iOS for with notification and alerts for focused intentional group organizing in place-based contexts in the everyday crises affecting our urban commons. Increased local social resilience to face every day slow crises or hot urgent crises.
Humanitarian Data ExchangeSoftwareopen data Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open platform for sharing data. The goal of HDX is to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. Launched in July 2014, HDX has been accessed by users in over 200 countries and territories.
MediaWikiSoftwareknlowledge, publishing is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profitWikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.
BuddypressSoftwaresocial network, knowledge helps you run any kind of social network on your WordPress, with member profiles, activity streams, user groups, messaging, and more.
Semantic Media WikiSoftwareknowledge, publishing, data MediaWiki (SMW) is a free, open-source extension to MediaWiki – the wiki software that powers Wikipedia – that lets you store and query data within the wiki's pages. Semantic MediaWiki is also a full-fledged framework, in conjunction with many spinoff extensions, that can turn a wiki into a powerful and flexible knowledge management system. All data created within SMW can easily be published via the Semantic Web, allowing other systems to use this data seamlessly.
DrupalSoftwarepublishing, knowledge is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
MattermostSoftwareSlack, messaging, forum is an open source, self-hosted Slack-alternative.
DiscourseSoftwareforum and use friendly open source forum software.
Github PagesSoftwarepublishing, knowledge is how people build software. With a community of more than 11 million people, developers can discover, use, and contribute to over 28 million projects using a powerfulcollaborative development workflow.
WordPress.comSoftwarepublishing, knowledge, hosted source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 20% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge.
TumblrSoftwarepublishing, knowledge made it really, really simple for people to make a blog and put whatever they want on it. Stories, photos, GIFs, TV shows, links, quips, dumb jokes, smart jokes, Spotify tracks, mp3s, videos, fashion, art, deep stuff. Tumblr is 261 million different blogs, filled with literally whatever.
Google SitesSoftwarepublishing, knowledge Sites is a structured wiki- and Web page-creation tool offered by Google as part of the Google Apps for Work productivity suite.
Google Map MakerSoftwaremaps, map layers and update map information for millions of users to see in Google Maps and Google Earth with Map Maker. By sharing information about the places you know, like businesses in your town or roads in your area, you can ensure that the map accurately reflects the world around you. Your updates will be reviewed and then can appear on the map.
MapknitterSoftwaremaps Public Lab's MapKnitter to turn your aerial images into projected maps for print and web.
MapboxSoftwaremaps is a mapping platform for developers. Our building blocks make it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. We want to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
uMapSoftwaremaps let you create maps withOpenStreetMap layers in a minute and embed them in your site.
IndiemapperSoftwaremaps helps you make static, thematic maps from geographic data by bringing the best of traditional cartographic design to internet map-making.
CartoDbSoftwaremaps makes it easy for anyone to see and understand location data. Explore your data, or use ours. You'll be connecting the dots in no time.
Google Fusion TablesSoftwaremaps Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables
WorldWindSoftwaremaps Wind allows any user to zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth, leveraging high resolution LandSat imagery and SRTM elevation data to experience Earth in visually rich 3D, just as if they were really there.
GeoServerSoftwaremaps is an open source server for sharing geospatial data.
ESRI’s ArcGIS Webmap ViewerSoftwaremaps Viewer (formerly known as Basic Viewer) is a configurable application template that enables you to display an ArcGIS web map using a variety of tools.
QGISSoftwaremaps, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD (Android coming soon)
GeonamesSoftwaremaps GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eight million placenames that are available for download free of charge.
Google MapsSoftwaremaps the world with Google Maps. Experience Street View, 3D Mapping, turn-by-turn directions, indoor maps and more across your devices.
WikimapiaSoftwaremaps is an online editable map - you can describe any place on Earth. Or just surf the map discovering tonns of already marked places.
GPS ViualizerSoftwaremaps Visualizer is an online utility that creates maps and profiles from geographic data. It is free and easy to use, yet powerful and extremely customizable. Input can be in the form of GPS data (tracks and waypoints), driving routes, street addresses, or simple coordinates. Use it to see where you've been, plan where you're going, or quickly visualize geographic data (scientific observations, events, business locations, customers, real estate, geotagged photos, etc.).
Google PeopleFinderSoftwaremissing person Person Finder helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters.
PyBossaSoftwaremicrotasking crowdsourcing (microtasking) platform with a focus on volunteer contribution and making it super-easy to create a crowd-sourcing app.
TaskMeUpSoftwaremicrotasking have a lot of data to process. There are many people willing to help you. is the place to coordinate the processing in a customizable, flexible and structured way. is the place to coordinate the processing in a customizable, flexible and structured way.
OpenStreetMap’s tasking managerSoftwaremicrotasking Tasking Manager is a mapping tool designed and built for the Humanitarian OSM Team collaborative mapping. The purpose of the tool is to divide up a mapping job into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly. It shows which areas need to be mapped and which areas need the mapping validated. This approach facilitates the distribution of tasks to the various mappers in a context of emergency. It also permits to control the progress and the homogeinity of the work done (ie. Elements to cover, specific tags to use, etc.).
FrontlineSMSSoftwareSMS professional SMS management tools that help you reach more than 3 billion people with the phone already in their pocket.
RapidSMSSoftwareSMS is a free and open-source framework for rapidly building mobile services for scale. RapidSMS is built with Python and Django and is designed for building robust, highly customized mobile services with web-based dashboards. RapidSMS provides a flexible platform and modular components for large-scale data collection, managing complex workflows, and automating data analysis.
Loqi.meSoftwareSMS is an IRC bot that lurks in several channels on He is mostly a utility bot, but occasionally enjoys a bit of playful conversation.
GeoFeediaSoftwaremedia monitoring location-based social media monitoring platform helps hundreds of organizations join the social conversation in real-time at locations of interest around the world.not os or free?
DiasporaSoftwaresocial network (currently styled diaspora* and formerly styled DIASPORA*) is a nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network that is based upon the free Diaspora software. Diaspora consists of a group of independently owned nodes (called pods) which interoperate to form the network. As of March 2014, there are more than 1 million Diaspora accounts
The Noun ProjectSoftwareicons Noun Project is a website that aggregates and catalogs symbols that are created and uploaded by graphic designers around the world. Based in Los Angeles, the project functions both as a resource for people in search of typographic symbols and a design history of the genre
Font AwesomeSoftwareicon Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.
Open BadgesSoftwarebadges, icons, identity's Open Badges make it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared infrastructure that's free and open to all.
SWIFSoftwaremulti-level security, security,
SWIF is a secure web-widget / database platform designed for use in environments where granular control of access to information is required. It facilitates the ability tag each element of data with its own security label, allowing for the manipulation of some portions of a data record without the user having access to all of the information associated with the record.
Data Drtiven Journalism Resource DirectorySoftwarereference, library, data of software tools for turning data into insights.
Black Flags and Windmills
Booknew orleans a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic failure of the levee in New Orleans in 2005 and the subsequent failure of state and local government agencies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
A Paradise Built in HellBookpsychology most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides.
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