Ideas tagged with crowdsourcing

Using kittens to unlock photo-sharing website datasets

Mining photo-sharing websites is a promising approach to complement in situ and satellite observations of the environment, however a challenge is to deal with the large degree of noise inherent to online social datasets. Using the Flickr application programming interface I queried all the publi...

By Simon Gascoin

GeoTag-X: crowdsourced photo analysis for humanitarian crises

Photos taken in disaster situations and other humanitarian crises by different people on the ground can potentially be a powerful resource for the response teams. Unfortunately, the manpower needed to process the incredible number of photos coming out of these situations makes this duty impossib...

By Eleanor Cervigni

The NASA K2 Mission has yet to observe an analog of Tabby's Star

Tabby's Star is a main sequence F-class star ([KIC 8462852](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_8462852)) observed by the NASA Kepler spacecraft to undergo significant aperiodic dimming activity across a four year baseline. The light curve was noted as novel amongst a pool of ~150,000 targets thro...

By Daryll LaCourse