How Ushahidi identifies the person's location


Hello All,

I am working on a project to implement Ushahidi throughout our organization and I have what seems to be silly question. We are planning on using Ushahidi with FrontlineSMS and I am wondering how Ushahidi would track the location of someone sending an SMS though his phone so it can then show that person's location on the map? How Ushahidi identifies that location?

Thank you all in advance.



Hi Search2012, pardon my late response. We publish our best practices including security on our wiki. Please review this document and advise.

When you use SMS with Ushahidi, you manage the settings with your SMS provider and determine your best practices with your team on anonymizing the user data (including the location).