Flight 370 Tomnod images

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  1. Harmony 2

    Harmony 2 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Please discuss images viewed on tomnod here...


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

    relevant articles:

    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/te...t-says-crowd-of-3-million-20140319-hvkcp.html

    http://www.*************.com/n3/573...h370-but-tomnod-shows-power-of-crowdsourcing/

    http://knlive.ctvnews.ca/thousands-...they-may-have-spotted-missing-plane-1.1736901

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/21/mh370-search-for-missing-plane-resumes-at-daybreak-live
     
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  3. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Yes. if you click on "helping out" under "crowdsurfing campaign", it takes you to Tomnod.

    https://www.digitalglobe.com/
     
  4. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    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.

     
  5. nomoresorrow

    nomoresorrow New Member

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    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...
     
  6. Brightbird

    Brightbird New Member

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    Interesting article about the DigitalGlobe satellite.

    http://m.theage.com.au/technology/t...sia-airlines-flight-mh370-20140321-3575p.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.
     
  7. Waddles

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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/21/mh370-search-for-missing-plane-resumes-at-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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  9. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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  10. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    Thank you; I added this to the media link post along with the database link.
     
  11. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Moderator Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    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...b8d138-afec-11e3-95e8-39bef8e9a48b_story.html
     
  12. watcher9

    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    How does tomnod know when you mark something that may be of interest?
     
  13. wenwe4

    wenwe4 Active Member

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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.
     
  14. watcher9

    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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    Wanted to bring this over

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  16. Roselvr

    Roselvr Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

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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
    Objects sighted may be linked to Flight MH370
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