Open source crisis-mapping platform Ushahidi has launched a new service for the less technically minded user.
Crowdmap enables anyone to rapidly deploy the platform on a subdomain without the need for any installation.
Testing the platform yesterday Curt Hopkins from ReadWriteWeb.com came into some difficulties, but the company say these have now been ironed out. Hopkins added that if the problems are sorted, the platform has significant potential for supporting blogging in difficult situations.
Crowdmap, if it works without inducing aneurysms, may have the potential that blogging did in areas of conflict and high censorship: anyone with basic tech access and determination should be able to download, launch and run a Crowdmap deployment.