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Hurricane Harvey response

Update 9/8/2017: Vector data from our Harvey Tomnod crowdsourcing campaign and MDA flood analysis is available on the Open Data Program event page. Update 8/31/2017: Post-event imagery collected by WorldView-2 on Aug. 30 is now available on the Open Data Program event page. Last Friday, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a…

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Reflections on GEOINT 2017: From manual to automatic—leveraging crowdsourcing for machine learning training

In 2005, Jeff Howe coined a term to describe “outsourcing to a crowd” in an article in Wired magazine, titled “The Rise of Crowdsourcing.” At the time, the growing need for globally distributed workforces and hyper-connectivity enabled by the internet gave rise to solutions that could use this model. Now…

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Using crowdsourcing to map displacement in South Sudan

Over three years of internal conflict in South Sudan has led to severe food and nutrition insecurity. Nearly one third of the population is in need of emergency food assistance, and the spread of violence has displaced 3.4 million people across South Sudan and into neighboring countries since December 2013….

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Join us on the first ever census of Weddell seals!

Hey Tomnod crowd! It’s been far too long since we’ve been in touch. So here, let me refresh your memory on what we’re doing here, what we’ve learned – and how we would love your help again! You may recall last summer when we launched our first SOS campaign –…

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