A mobile web application to find shops and outlets selling Fairtrade products in your local area, searching by product type and distance. Data is managed at a regional level, to allow local community groups to take ownership of the data, and an open API is provided to allow future client apps to be built on the platform.
Seed Swap App is a website for exchanging seeds among farmers and hobbyists.
People can upload a list of seed quantities they want to share with others, specifying species, variety, quantity and geographic location. People can also add a wishlist of seeds, and will be able to find people offering them in the surroundings, with a geographical search.
"Heartbeat" is a proof of concept. The goal is to develop a system that provides people who are in danger of oppression due to political views with the possibility to be "tracked" in daily life. This tracking makes sure that the person is seemingly still active in his own private environment (and not locked away) by observing twitter and blogs and requiring periodical confirmation. As soon the tracking cannot spot the person anymore (no heartbeats have been received) the system starts informing family members, defined contacts, Amnesty International, etc. immediately to report a missing person.
Additionally the system makes it posssible for the person to trigger a call for help sent to all listed contacts by mentioning a secret codeword in an observed channel.
In countries all over the world, governments invoke national security or the need to counter terrorism to justify holding people without contact with their families and without basic safeguards such as fair trial or access to an independent lawyer or doctor. Under International Law, this is known as unlawful detention. Isolation from the outside world facilitates torture and can in itself constitute a form of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Relatives may be left not knowing whether their loved ones are alive or dead. Those on the ground who want to help frequently face harassment and threats from the authorities.
International law prohibits arbitrary arrest or detention. Detainees need to be told why they have been held, be able to challenge the lawfulness of their detention with the assistance of an independent lawyer, have their families informed of their whereabouts and to communicate and receive visits from them; they should receive a prompt and fair trial if they are not released.
We have a working android app, a working REST API which can be used to extend the system with more sensors, a working monitoring service which waits for incoming heartbeats and a (mostly) working web interface for data visualization.
All of the above
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Financial statements of Polish parlimentary envoys are publicized yearly, but the information they contain is bothersome to read and process. They are available as PDF files containing scanned documents, which were filled out by hand in the first place.
Polish NGO, Stowarzyszenie 61, took the effort to digitize this information yet it still needs to be cleaned up and modelled before anything interesting can be done with it.
We aim to clean up those records, put them in a database and provide Stowarzyszenie 61 with tools to do add more data to it by themselves in the future.
The secondary goal is to create a website where anyone will be able to easily access this information and create their own queries in a very intuitive manner.
Any ideas for how to use this data in interesting ways are most welcome.
My proposed solution to this problem is an aggregator that leverages existing mobile applications and websites to do the tracking itself.
A user will opt in by either associating their workout tracking account with the site and having data automatically pulled in, stripped of user information, then added to the pool of available data. Another way a tracking client can participate is by allowing a user to opt in by volunteering their data.
An end result of gathering this data is presentation in a filterable way as well as exporting in various formats.
I am a bike commuter with an interest in geo data. As well as a great enjoyer of gluing services together to create services that are desired.
Specing and dicussion, as well as discovery and expansion of the problem space.
Aggregation and validation of statements about climate change
We feel this project has a large educational impact.
We spoke with Mareike Schodder of the Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V.
Promoting the codebase from a hack to a product, ie. using a proper API (which does not exist as of today).
Open Science efforts
This project provides the infrastructure to take a picture using an Android device (we've heard that they can cost as low as 100$ in developing countries which would need this sort of app) run the picture through some image processing or pattern recognition in OpenCV and then upload the image using POST.
We are targeting it specifically for the Bacteria Counting app for low-cost water monitoring kit project.
We already have the code for:
*accessing Android Camera
*taking and saving a jpg
*uploading image and metadata via multipart form POST
*server api to accept the image
Our strategy will be:
*adopting an existing OpenCV (Open Computer Vision) for Android tutorials
*putting together a server side to geotag photos (Ushahidi?)
The major challenge which we dont expect to finish this weekend:
*creating a custom OpenCV algorithm to recognize the bacteria colonies. UPDATE: we actually did get it done!
We need another team member with OpenCV experience. (We have just used it for Eye Recognition)
We got a 88% functioning Android app (according to our GitHub Issue Tracker) For details check out the Milestone's issues:
A functioning Image Recognition algorithm for colonies which sucessfullly processes images as low quality as 512x512 pxles (.25 megapixles) in almost any lighting condition (we normalze and filter). For details check out the Milestone's issues:
Here is the presentation on the image processing:
We are going to work on Iteration 2 - Setting up an Ushahidi for the project, and Iteration 3 - Porting our python to run in the Android OpenCV stack so that we can give instant feedback on the Android client side (we are modling after the Google Googles instant feedback). We expect these each to take another 8 hours.
HaHeatMap is a web GIS for the analysis of the efficiency of public service distribution.
We focused on Haiti health services distribution. We extracted roads, population and health facilities data from OpenStreetMap.
Using Django we built a Web-GIS application that allows the user to have a visualization of the distances from every of the island to the nearest hospital.
Using the population data we'd like to show the service gap among the different places.
The software is as much general as possible and could be used for other analysis.
A flexible platform for building solutions tailored to the needs of individual organisations working for huamnaitarian purposes, with many powerful modules which can be easily interconnected together.
Organisations like CERT need real solutions with proper support organisations behind them, not simple toys which are built in a weekend.
We are trying to encourage developers to join us on incrementing the functionality of real solutions rather than constantly reinventing the wheel with a million prototypes.
We have been used in most major disasters since inception in Indian Ocean Tsunami. Recent activations have included Haiti, Pakistan, Japan & Libya. We are also used for ongoing projects by the IFRC, HELIOS foundation, etc
Attract long-term developers.