I'm not sure if this is the right place for this so please correct me if it's out of place.
I wan't to suggest the creation of an Ushahidi Appliance.
If you are not familiar with Ushahidi, it is a platform(LAMP) that can be deployed by anyone to collect and visualize information, especially crisis information. Ushahidi (meaning “testimony” in Swahili) was originally a website that was quickly developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election fallout at the beginning of 2008. It has subsequently been used after earthquakes, floods and viral epidemics.