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    Flight 370 Tomnod images

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsu View Post
    So DigitalGlobe is Tomnod correct??
    Yes. if you click on "helping out" under "crowdsurfing campaign", it takes you to Tomnod.

    https://www.digitalglobe.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatfield View Post
    This may have been mentioned but does anybody think those new objects may have just been clouds?

    When I finally got to see the objects, boy was I disappointed because to me they looked like they could be just part of the clouds. I wasnt convinced it was even debri. Maybe I havent seen the right pictures of it.
    I posted this way back (191) but want to bring it back up. The helpers are shown satellite maps; if enough people circle the same thing; it is given to the pro's who look at the better images/data so that they can zoom to figure out what if anything it is. For them to turn it in; it's been picked over many times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselvr View Post
    Here is a decent short article DigitalGlobe Powers Crowdsourced Hunt For Missing Malaysian Flight 370

    DigitalGlobe used its satellites to capture some 3,200 square km of the area where the flight could have gone down....

    ...it shows the same images to many different people, and if enough people tag the same little square on the grid, an expert will review that area to see if the item of interest is worth investigating.

    ....the tedious legwork is done by what amounts to throngs of worker bees, thus freeing up the time and resources of the experts to do more sophisticated work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermezzo View Post
    is anything being reported checked on Tomnod?

    I went to google earth and entered my address..image is from last year...in the summer
    Same here Intermezzo, only the image of my home was nearly five years old, before I purchased the home. Could tell because the image had the previous owner's kid's toys in the yard and swing set...

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    Interesting article about the DigitalGlobe satellite.

    http://m.theage.com.au/technology/te...321-3575p.html

    DigitalGlobe confirmed on Friday that it was the one who provided the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) with the satellite images that were captured on March 16, showing the two objects in the Indian Ocean.

    A DigitalGlobe spokesmen declined to comment on whether the debris were spotted by DigitalGlobe's own analysts, government analysts.

    It couldn't have been discovered by internet users participating in a "crowdsourcing" effort launched by the company to help locate the plane though, as the Australian search area has not yet been uploaded to the site, called Tomnod and operated by DigitalGlobe.

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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-daybreak-live

    Here's some interesting background from the Sydney Morning Herald on the story behind the grainy satellite images that have diverted attentions to the southern Indian Ocean.

    The images were taken by WorldView-2, which is owned by US satellite company DigitalGlobe.

    WorldView-2 takes a new image of any place on earth every 1.1 days (one day, two hours and 24 minutes).

    The satellite, among four others that DigitalGlobe owns, weighs 2800 kilograms, operates at an altitude of 770 kilometres, and is able to collect nearly 1 million square kilometres of imagery every day.

    DigitalGlobe also owns Tomnod, the crowd-sourcing website that allows internet users to scour images for possible sightings of the missing plane.

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    Tomnod has the area being searched up now.

    I am searching here: http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/...ean/map/140634

    This shows where I am searching:

    http://www.tomnodmaplocator.com/

    just put in map number 140634 and it shows the area near where the present search efforts are ongoing.

    This is digital globe's map's like the two being shown as "possible evidence". Now we can help search for evidence.

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    More Tomnod links

    Tomnod map spread sheet

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtectOurKids View Post
    Tomnod has the area being searched up now.

    I am searching here: http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/...ean/map/140634

    This shows where I am searching:

    http://www.tomnodmaplocator.com/

    just put in map number 140634 and it shows the area near where the present search efforts are ongoing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProtectOurKids View Post
    Tomnod has the area being searched up now.

    I am searching here: http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/...ean/map/140634

    This shows where I am searching:

    http://www.tomnodmaplocator.com/

    just put in map number 140634 and it shows the area near where the present search efforts are ongoing.

    This is digital globe's map's like the two being shown as "possible evidence". Now we can help search for evidence.
    Thank you; I added this to the media link post along with the database link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselvr View Post
    According to what I read on Tomnod; which I'm pretty sure I posted 2 threads back; they turned them in Sunday. Sounds like their images being turned in got Australia to look at their own; otherwise it would have happened sooner IMO if it was the other way around.
    The company said it took four days to comb through all the data before information could be released by the Australians. *DigitalGlobe said its five satellites capture more than 1.1 million square miles of Earth images every day, too much material to review in real time without clues of where to look.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...48b_story.html

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    Tomnod images

    Please discuss images viewed on tomnod here...


    http://www.tomnod.com/nod/

    relevant articles:

    Tomnod, a crowdsourcing platform powered by satellite operator DigitalGlobe, joined the search for the vanished flight last week, with three million ordinary internet users using the website to scan more than 24,000 square kilometres of satellite imagery to help find the airplane.
    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...319-hvkcp.html

    http://www.*************.com/n3/5736...crowdsourcing/

    http://knlive.ctvnews.ca/thousands-o...lane-1.1736901

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-daybreak-live


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    How does tomnod know when you mark something that may be of interest?

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    Watcher9 - See post #2 above for the answer to your question. I have been doing Tomnod for a couple of months now. I started looking for the missing plane in Idaho. This search is very different from looking on land. I am wondering if Tomnod has the new search area uploaded now. News as of yesterday saying they have abandoned the southern area and now looking some 600 miles northeast and closer to Perth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wenwe4 View Post
    Watcher9 - See post #2 above for the answer to your question. I have been doing Tomnod for a couple of months now. I started looking for the missing plane in Idaho. This search is very different from looking on land. I am wondering if Tomnod has the new search area uploaded now. News as of yesterday saying they have abandoned the southern area and now looking some 600 miles northeast and closer to Perth.
    Thanks for answering my post.
    I was concerned that if I had found the actual plane, how could I notify them and when would Tomnod know about it. I had found numerous debris fields, but no smoking gun yet.
    I finally found the Q and A section on Tomnod which explained that as soon as you mark a position, it is automatically transferred to their site where it is then compared to other markings.
    I also worked on the Idaho plane crash as well as the one in Arkansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan9 View Post
    Duncan Steel: "Well, it’s a new (update) report from the ATSB, but it doesn’t contain much actually new, because the Independent Group (IG) had already reached essentially the same conclusions and published them here a couple of weeks ago. One wonders whether the two might be related?.... Below we (the IG) show how our recommended end point relates to the location that the ATSB has belatedly arrived at, after wasting millions of dollars surveying a wide area much further NE."
    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan9 View Post
    At least they're starting this phase of the search in an area that's received independent corroboration as the most likely area. Additionally, there was a lot of debris sighted there last March, although nothing was left by the time ships got there....
    Wanted to bring this over



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    Really wish we could figure out where debris were spotted using Tomnod vs where they're searching now

    Could this be MH370? Found on tomnod - I hope it isn't but I have no other explanation for this. tomnod map 128148

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    Satellite images provided by Thailand's Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency show floating "objects" in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media

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    Possible airline debris spotted as Australia culls satellite images March 20, 2014
    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines flight intensified Thursday in the remote waters of the southern Indian Ocean after a Colorado company discovered that its satellite had captured images of two whitish objects floating in the ocean.

    The images taken by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite were taken Sunday. They show one object that is about 80 feet long and another one that measures 15 feet.
    Objects sighted may be linked to Flight MH370
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