[Talk-cl] Request for devices
Turismo Aonikenk Ltda. - Sebastian Borgwardt
turismo en aonikenk.com
Vie Mar 5 18:43:45 GMT 2010
I live in Punta Arenas, work in tourism (tour operator and guest house)
and have a bunch of connections to people who run hostels etc. There
could be good possibilities to ask hostel guest who are coming to Chile
to bring these devices.
I didn't follow the whole conversation, sorry... How many devices are we
talking about? Is anybody familiar with customs procedures - presuming
we're talking about more than 1 or 2 units someone would bring and I
don't know who easy that would be and of course we wouldn't want to have
someone go through a buncha trouble, if we're asking for help.
What do you think?
Sophia Liu schrieb:
> Hi Mikel,
> Thank you for finding GPS units. I will talk to my contacts to see how
> we can transport these units to Chile. When you purchase these units,
> where will they be coming from? I will check to see if my contact in
> Pittsburgh has friends going to Chile.
> I did receive your other email and will coordinate with Julio when I
> find the contacts who can bring the units to him.
> Thank you for this, Sophia
> On Mar 5, 2010, at 2:40 AM, Mikel Maron wrote:
>> Hi Sophia
>> OpenStreetMap has some resources to purchase GPS units for use by OSM
>> Chile and CrisisCamp Chile.
>> We need to coordinate with someone in the US to receive the units,
>> and bring them with them to Chile (mail is going to be too long).
>> Would that be possible for your friends at CMU?
>> == Mikel Maron ==
>> +254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>> *From:* Sophia Liu <Sophia.Liu en Colorado.EDU
>> <mailto:Sophia.Liu en Colorado.EDU>>
>> *To:* crisismappers-chile en googlegroups.com
>> <mailto:crisismappers-chile en googlegroups.com>
>> *Sent:* Thu, March 4, 2010 8:41:31 AM
>> *Subject:* Request for devices
>> *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?
>> Thanks, Sophia
>> Sophia B. Liu
>> Technology, Media and Society PhD Candidate
>> ConnectivIT Lab
>> Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) Institute
>> University of Colorado at Boulder
>> Sophia.Liu en colorado.edu <mailto:Sophia.Liu en colorado.edu>
>> sophiabliu (skype, twitter, facebook)
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