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June 5, 2015

By Aric Toler

Who to Trust, Google or the Russian MoD? A Guide to Verifying Google Earth Satellite Image Dates

Этот пост также доступен на русском языке в переводе @Mortis_Banned Bellingcat recently published an in-depth investigation finding that the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) fabricated and misrepresented their satellite photographs in a July 21, 2014 press conference, immediately following the July 17 downing of MH17. The most obvious and compelling evidence of this investigation was…

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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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