2 Open Source Tools To Crowdsource & Visualize Information – Ushahidi And SwiftRiver
The application allows anyone to submit information through multiple channels including text messaging using a mobile phone, email or web form.
This collected data is displayed in an interactive map in real-time.
Reports can be tracked on the map and over time. You can filter your data by time and then see when and where things happened.
The application enables the filtering and verification of real-time data from channels like Twitter, SMS, Email and RSS feeds. Just like an like an open source Yahoo Pipes.
You can setup streams that search for mentions of your brand or product online and manage social media campaigns (e.g. Twitter, SMS, email) from a single dashboard.
It also helps users to discover nascent relationships and trends in data sets that may appear to be unrelated.
Both applications are built with PHP and require MySQL for storing data.
Website 2: http://www.ushahidi.com/products/swiftriver-platform