What's involved in adding places to the Twitter "place" database? I'm thinking specifically of Chile - they had a 7.2 aftershock today and their Twitter infrastructure is in much better shape than Haiti's. I'm on a few of the mailing lists related to mapping and relief efforts - I believe the data you need can be obtained from Open Street Map, but I don't know the details.
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