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May 26, 2015

By Justin Seitz

Analyzing Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf

This article was originally published on AutomatingOSINT.com. On May 20, 2015 the ODNI released a trove of documents called “Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf“. This included all kinds of materials including letters he had written, books he was reading and other various bits of information. This document released piqued my interest primarily because I was interested to…

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May 8, 2015

By Justin Seitz

Manual Reverse Image Search With Google and TinEye

This blog post was originally posted to AutomatingOSINT.com. Stemming from the recent riots in Baltimore, Eoghan mac Suibhne (Twitter) wrote an interesting piece on image verification. Read it first before carrying on: Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks The moral of this story was that you can use reverse search on…

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May 4, 2015

By Justin Seitz

Automating Photo Retrieval for Geolocating – Part 1: Panoramio

This post was originally published on AutomatingOSINT.com. When geolocating a photograph part of the effort involves looking at photos from various websites (Flickr, Panoramio, Wikimapia) that may lie within the area of interest. We are going to use a previous Bellingcat post (Geolocating Tunisian Jihadists in Raqqah) as a starting point for beginning to automate…

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April 10, 2015

By Melissa Hanham

There’s a Map for That

This article was originally posted on Arms Control Wonk. Many people ask where they can get satellite imagery. Working at a nonprofit, my preferences tend towards the free, but there are some great resources on the cheap too. Why check more than one map? Because: Volkel. Here’s a list of my favorites:

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March 15, 2015

By Melissa Hanham

How Tall is That Gantry?

This article was originally posted on Arms Control Wonk.  A little how-to guide to measure the height of any most structures on Google Earth.  As you click through the Twittersphere or even click through TV channels (remember those?), you may hear claims like “North Korea is building a scary big missile” or “Iran’s building a…

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