Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CIA - the Crowd-sourced Intelligence Agency

The private production of geospatial intelligence is increasingly getting into the spotlight. We saw the successful crisis mapping efforts in Haiti and now we see The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) produce volunteered spatial analysis and mapping from high resolution imagery and field reports. The quality of these reports are impressing even to seasoned military commanders. As with any tool it can be used for good and bad, to inform and misinform. It's great when goodhearted people get together and make this possible. The scary thing is that the 'bad guys' also will do this.

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