Help Crowdsource Satellite Imagery Analysis for Syria: Building a Library of Evidence
Update: Project featured on UK Guardian Blog! Also, for the latest on the project, please see this blog post.
This blog post follows from this previous one: “Syria – Crowdsourcing Satellite Imagery Analysis to Identify Mass Human Rights Violations.” As part of the first phase of this project, we are building a library of satellite images for features we want to tag using crowdsourcing.
In particular, we are looking to identify the following evidence using high-resolution satellite imagery:
- Large military equipment
- Large crowds
The idea is to provide volunteers the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF
) Satellite Team with as much of road map as possible so they know exactly what they’re looking for in the satellite imagery they’ll be tagging using the Tomnod system
Here are some of the pictures we’ve been able to identify thanks to the help of my good colleague Christopher Albon:
I’ve placed these and other examples in this Google Doc
which is open for comment. We need your help to provide us with other imagery depicting heavy Syrian military equipment, large crowds and checkpoints. Please provide links and screenshots of such imagery in this open and editable Google Doc
.Here are some of the links that Chris already sent us for the above imagery: