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[liberationtech] Controlling Human Rights Research

Katrin Verclas katrin at mobileactive.org
Sat Feb 5 17:14:17 PST 2011


We are working with CitiVox - not opensource and alpha. Let me know, and I'll get you in touch directly with the relevant people.  Disclosure: We are all part of the Open mLab in NYC and part of the CitiVox team is a tenant.  IMpresisve software though - they go far.

K


On Feb 5, 2011, at 5:51 PM, Enrique Piraces wrote:

> I agree that Benetech/HRDAG is a good resource.
> 
> For vis alternatives:
> 
> I have also looked at http://www.panopticon.com/ for vis software, not opensource.
> If you are thinking about large amounts of data, some ppl at nytimes have presented a few times on quite interesting ways to use processing (open source) for data viz.
> Flare (http://flare.prefuse.org/) and protovis (http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/) may be an alternative for web based tools.
> 
> I'm also working on a evidence management sys, and would love to learn more about how is that you are approaching that. I have looked at Martus, OpenEvSys, and a few others
> 
> Best,
> @epiraces
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu on behalf of Seth David Schoen
> Sent: Sat 2/5/2011 5:23 PM
> To: cantona7 at hushmail.com
> Cc: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Controlling Human Rights Research
> 
> cantona7 at hushmail.com writes:
> 
> > On the same note, we are collecting very significant amounts of
> > information at the moment on incidents, victims and perpetrators.
> > We are looking for very advanced ways of managing, visualising,
> > data-mining and pattern analysis. Though we are a human rights
> > organisation, weI have looked at how policing and intelligence
> > organisations manage such information and that generally means
> > packages such as Sentinal Visualiser and i2 Analysts notebook.
> > While this offer many of the things that we owuld like to do, they
> > are eye-wateringly expensive! Does anyone know of similar options
> > which are cheaper and/or free/open source?
> 
> You should talk to the Human Rights Data Analysis Group at Benetech,
> which develops and uses free software to do this kind of work.
> 
> http://www.hrdag.org/
> 
> --
> Seth Schoen
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> Electronic Frontier Foundation                    https://www.eff.org/
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