Crowdsourcing to the Rescue!

Thanks to Laura Keeney of the Denver Post for picking up on DigitalGlobe’s efforts to assist the earthquake relief effort in Nepal through the use of CrowdSourcing.  DigitalGlobe is enlisting the general public’s assistance with relief efforts in Nepal following Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake, and anyone with an Internet connection and some spare time can help.

The company on Saturday deployed its FirstLook system, directing its WorldView-1, WorldView-3, and GeoEye-1 to take sweeping high-resolution images of affected areas and making them available for search, rescue and relief organizations.  They’ve also activated their crowdsourcing platform Tomnod, allowing people around the world to use before and after photos to tag collapsed buildings, blocked roads and other areas of major destruction.
Kudos to DigitalGlobe and if you have some free time online (and let’s be honest, besides me, who doesn’t?) please head over to and help out!

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