Running out of funds, the Ushahidi team will be shutting down Crowdmap. In its golden moments, many donors supported this entity. Of course, you could argue that they ought to have grown to be self-sustaining by now. Yet, unlike in the past, there are many options now for Crowdmap; Google offers good alternatives.
We are reaching out to let you know of important changes concerning your deployment. Due to a lack of funding, which significantly affects our ability to keep it running safely and correctly, we will be shutting down Crowdmap by January 15th, 2021. After that date, all Crowdmap deployments will no longer be available.
In preparation, we have outlined the steps to migrate to our newer version of Ushahidi’s V3+ platform for all Crowdmap deployments. Kindly read through our blogpost which entails the procedure that will take place to ensure a smooth transition.
Finally, we wanted to thank all of you, from folks who have used Ushahidi tools to send an SMS report, to those of you who run complex deployments and help hundreds of people: thank you. We would not be able to exist without you, and our impact would certainly be much lower if it were not for the amazing people who have joined and figured out ways to make a difference in their community, gather data, and raise their voices to be heard by those in power.