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The World Bank publishes a lot of base layers on poverty and development such as mDGs on at a sub national level - they are currently hosted on GeoIQ/ArcGIs and can be pulled in to Ushahidi

What is it?

Create a plugin to make it easy to add baselayers or overlays from the World Bank map data.

Who is leading the project?

Open for volunteers

Why is it necessary? What challenge are you trying to address?

These layers and data could be a great resource and add depth to many Ushahidi maps. However it needs to be easy for users to add these.

Who are you creating it for (user stories)?

What is needed? How can we support you?

Developers will need some PHP knowledge, and possibly familiarity with Ushahidi code base.

Who's available to help

Robbie Mackay <> coding / development questions.