Philip Ashlock (OpenPlans)
Proposed by: Philip Ashlock
Contact: Philip Ashlock
Best way and times to contact during RHoK 2.0 Dec 4/5 2010: email, but on skype 10am-3pm EST (GMT+5)
Establish Ushahidi as a reference implementation for the Open311 GeoReport specification to help ensure that it is interoperable with other geospatial reporting applications and they are interoperable with it.
Can you give a real world example of when this would be useful? Geospatial issue reporting applications and services are on their way to becoming ubiquitous, but the likelihood of any given client and server being compatible with one another is unlikely, so this is to help ensure that the ubiquity of these applications is useful and to ensure that the are already known of and in use before a crisis hits.
In addition to these Ushahidi specific projects, you should also see the GeoReport v2 code libraries and open source projects which includes a link to the GeoReport v2 PHP library that's in development.