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Solution Overview & Benefits

GeoChat is a flexible open source group communications tool that helps team members keep close track of each other. GeoChat encourages a shared awareness of who is doing what where -- and it does it over any device, on any platform, and over any network. GeoChat allows you and your team to stay in touch with one another through whatever method you have available: over SMS, over email, and on the surface of a map in a web browser.

Whether you are sitting at a computer with a high-speed Internet connection, or on the go with nothing but your mobile phone, GeoChat helps you react to events quickly by making it easy to link up your team within moments, and even to form virtual teams on the fly! GeoChat lets you link headquarters to staff in the field, and field staff to each other, and lets you instantly add to your group anyone, from any organization, you think should be there.

GeoChat keeps everyone on the team connected, in sync and aware.

History & Development

Geochat emerged from a simple concept - can I send an SMS message and see it on a map?

From there the concept has evolved, and geochat has become a project to build a collaboration platform for the lowest common denominator communication tools, considering as highest priorities the needs of workers of humantiarian aid, international health and disaster response.

The main drivers for the project are the feedback of the InSTEDD programs in South East Asia, excercises such as GoldenShadow, and a growing community of humanitarian and health workers who spend their days in technologically austere environments. We invite anyone from any line of work to use and contribute user experience, technical, and any other kind of feedback.


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
Available online: yes

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