This is mainly a test for a friend that was asking what it would take to embed an Ushahidi map in a blog. Pretty much it just took an iFrame, and adjusting the CSS and layout of the map page to fit all nice and neat. Though I will say that Ushahidi isn’t shy when it comes to CSS and objects on the screen that take up space, so it did take some time to get everything squeezed together.
The map that you see here is made by the Admin Map plugin that I wrote. You can download the Enhanced Map plugin here. Obviously I’m biased, but I don’t think an Ushahidi instance should leave the repository with out it. In addition to this nifty, tiny, embeddable map, you can also get this sweet, huge, full screen map. If that’s not enough you also get a really cool map on the back end that lets the admins see all the private reports and stuff too, but of course, I can’t show you that.
The map data comes from Liberia 2011, the Ushahidi map for monitoring the 2011 elections in Liberia that I have the honor and privilege of working on.
2012-07-28 Update: The plugin has been renamed to “Enhanced Map” to better capture its nature and wide array of features. If you’re running an Ushahidi site with more than 1000 reports I’d recommend switching to the high performance version. You lose the ability to integrate with other plugins that filter search results, but you won’t have to wait 20 minutes to run a simple AND query.