Ever since Malaysia Air MH370 went missing, presumed crashed, with over 200 passengers and crew on board, everyone has been looking for the wreckage, in an effort to find out what happened. The trouble though is that the search area involved is vast, and combing the area will take a lot of time and a lot of manpower. Enter the power of crowdsourcing to help.
Satellite company DigitalGlobe is putting its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to work, in an effort to help find the aircraft wreckage. And you can help, simply by going to the website and looking at satellite pictures given to you. If you see anything out of the ordinary that you think might help, just tag it accordingly, and the company will pass it along to the rescue authorities.
This could be something like aircraft wreckage, life-rafts (the route took them over the South China Sea), an oil slick, or anything which you deem suspicious. Just tag it, add a description, and fire it off.
According to the company, 25,000 volunteers are on the site helping out, which caused the site to crash briefly. Indeed, when I first looked at this site this morning, it took a while to get the site to load properly. But it seems the company has ironed out the kinks, and the site is back in action.
Let us know in the comments if you decided to help out, and if so, whether you found anything which might prove useful. There might be people in a life-raft out there. We could all easily give 10-15 minutes of our time to check some satellite pictures and see if we can find them.
Source: The Next Web