Has there been a discussion regarding utilization of the new generation of Earth observing satellites for crisis mapping? There are many systems, some operational and other in the planning stages that might be useful. The common fault it that most of these systems have relatively poor spatial resolution.
The Open Knowledge Hub project brings together knowledge producers and intermediaries, particularly those in developing countries, to work together collaboratively to address gaps and inequalities in the availability and accessibility of development research.
The ubiquity of mobile phones, the reach of the Internet, the shear number of problems facing the planet, competitions and challenges galore, pots of money and strong media interest in tech-for-good projects has today created the perfect storm.