In a recent comment, I was made aware of a user driven public service Internet system.
It is intended to be used to record observations from the community related to all items that affect the community’s well being. Examples could be robberies, vandalism, suspicious observations, road conditions, etc.
It should not intended to post your neighbor’s daughter’s fifth birthday, even though I am sure that is important.
All of this is a part of Ushahid. “Ushahidi” means “testimony” in Swahili.
What I have activated for Chiriquí is a piece of the system called CROWDMAP.
With the advances in technology, we may be able to make Chiriquí a shining example of communities, in a province, joining together to provide the information to prevent crime, solve crime and raise the awareness all involved.
As you will see, you are permitted to include a photo or video if it is appropriate.
I am learning the system as you are. Let’s call this a beta test. I invite you to join in.
Let me introduce you to http://chiriqui.crowdmap.com/