The folks that created Ushahidi are launching a public beta of their new Crowdmap product on May 6. Crowdmap is a free tool available to anyone to support social mapping. The application to sustainable agriculture has many possibilities and is something we want to explore in our partnership project. Putting it in the cloud, as it were, makes it even easier for anyone to use.
Here is what the press release says about the new product:
Crowdmap is re-launching on May 6th as an entirely new, hosted service for mapping anything on the web, focused on a more social mapping experience with better support for multimedia, sharing, and mobile support. All of this built on top of a new, robust API that means developers can create not just plugins but entire applications for endless ways to interact with each other.
This is sure to be an important contribution to the suite of free and open source tools for knowledge mobilization.