Ushahidi is an Open Source excellent information Collection Visualization App, this is a guide to install on Rackspace Cloud Sites in easy steps. Ushahidi is quite helpful and there are histories with Ushahidi, you can read on Wikipedia.
Ushahidi information Collection Visualization App on Rackspace Cloud : Getting Started
You will get the Ushahidi file from GitHub :
Download it and unzip it on Desktop, upload the contents to the root of the subfolder.
Ushahidi information Collection Visualization App : Running the Script
CHMOD these files and folders to 777 :
application/config/config.php application/config application/cache application/logs media/uploads .htaccess
The installer will be on this path :
The way of installation is essentially the same, please follow basic principle as described on owncloud installation.
Ushahidi information Collection Visualization App : Usage and other notes
Ushahidi is actually a platform which is built on the Kohana web framework, based on CodeIgniter framework. Ushahidi includes built-in support for Nexmo SMS API, Clickatell SMS gateways. Ushahidi can be set up using a local SMS gateway created by a local FrontlineSMS set-up.
You can try with this Ushahidi information Collection Visualization map interactively :