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Tomnod campaign to find missing Malaysian jet draws online crowds

San Jose Mercury News - 11 Mar 2014
Satellite company DigitalGlobe's online crowdsourcing platform experienced an unprecedented number of visitors within the first 24 hours of a campaign to locate the missing Malaysian aircraft using Earth imagery, causing its servers to crash before ...

How Amateur Mappers Are Helping Recovery Efforts In Nepal

CityLab - 28 Apr 2015
Tomnod, a project of the geospatial content company DigitalGlobe, provided armchair plane-hunters like Hoebel with constantly updated satellite images of the rapidly growing search area and the tools to digitally “tag” mysterious shapes in the sea.

Q&A with Tomnod co-founder Luke Barrington

Spatial Source - 19 Apr 2016
Responsible for mapping earthquake damage after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, searching for missing flight MH370, and most recently, assisting recovery in Fiji after tropical cyclone Winston, Tomnod has proven what's possible when you bring ...

Post-Mortem on Flight MH370 Crowdsource Search

GPS World magazine - 27 Aug 2015
Tomnod provided volunteers with images of the Thailand Gulf, Andaman Sea and areas of the Indian Ocean (West of Australia), an area that had been recommended for scrutiny by AMSA, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The area was organized by ...

We're Fighting Famine in South Sudan With Images From Outer Space

Motherboard - 12 May 2017
The network is working with with DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based satellite company that offers the highest resolution satellite imagery commercially available—30 to 50 centimeters per pixel—on a crowdsourcing campaign run by DigitalGlobe's Tomnod ...

Malaysia Airlines MH370 / TomNod crowd-search - CNN

Canada - 12 Mar 2014
I was able to get onto the TomNod site earlier today, and found a VERY interesting satellite image. Scale looks proper for a 777-200. I don't know how to tell the lat / long of that map, but am hoping by tagging it on TomNod that they will take a ...

Capital Region man believes he located lost Malaysian jet

Albany Times Union - 12 May 2014
"The response to this campaign was phenomenal and we are hugely appreciative of the time, feedback and passion that everyone contributed to the Tomnod search," a spokeswoman told the Times Union. The Colorado company, which provides satellite ...

Scientists need your help in first-ever census of Weddell seals

UMN News - 13 Apr 2017
This research is funded by the National Science Foundation and is a joint effort of the University of Minnesota, University of Colorado at Boulder, H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants, Point Blue Conservation Science, Tomnod, and DigitalGlobe.

Satellite 'Search And Rescue' Imaging Finally Comes Of Age

Forbes - 25 Nov 2013
An image taken September 16th by DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite was flagged as potentially being the missing yacht by multiple Tomnod users. The image was then sent to Maritime New Zealand where it was thoroughly analyzed in terms of whether it ...

Genghis Khan: Could satellites help find his tomb?

BBC News - 24 Feb 2017
An 800-year-old puzzle about the burial place of Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan sparked a very 21st Century business. Albert Lin was on an expedition to locate the lost tomb of the Mongol Empire founder, when satellite imagery firm DigitalGlobe donated ...

'Bionic' UC San Diego explorer Albert Lin returns to the jungles

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 03 Nov 2017
Lin also popularized the process, co-founding Tomnod, a company whose software greatly advanced the use of crowdsourcing in the analysis of satellite images and maps. The crowdsourcing may prove to be child's play compared to his next undertaking ...

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