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Category: Case Studies

May 28, 2015

By Aric Toler

Geolocating Stanislav Tarasov

When searching for images near Pavlovka, a site of artillery attacks from Russia to Ukraine, we find a series of images from a soldier named Stanislav Tarasov. These photos can be found on various geomapping services for photos posted to Instagram, including Gramfeed. By looking at other images in his Instagram, one stands out, showing…

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April 12, 2015

By Andrew Haggard

Geolocating the Walter Scott Shooting

On April 4, 2015, a police officer named Michael Slager of the North Chaleston Police Department shot and killed Walter Scott as he attempted to flee from the officer. The case has made national headlines in the United States and has been picked up in international media as well. Since the shooting, several major events…

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