Request for Cameraphones, Cheap GPS-devices, Smartphones, etc.
I have a contact in Pittsburgh (@favilar) and he is interested in getting involved with Crisis Camp. He has a lot of contacts in Chile that are ex classmates and ex coworkers in the public and private sector and some others.
He also has a Chilean friend at Carnegie Mellon University working on project to help Chile. They are wondering if there are companies willing to donate smartphones, cameraphones or cheap GPS devices so that they can be given to volunteers working with local NGOs and/or professional associations and others wanting to help in Chile on the ground. They are working on the details but essentially they want to allow people to take geotagged photos of damages or other relevant disaster information. Let me know if you have any contacts willing to donate such devices.
They also would be
interested in working with Google in Pittsburgh but they do not have any contacts there. Do any of you have contacts at the Google Pittsburgh office?