7 de Febrero 2007
Using Satellite Photos to Document Human Rights Violations
The AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) has a project called the Science and Human Rights Program (SHR) and has been working with Amnesty International and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to document human rights violations using satellite photography. According to OgleEarth, a Lars Bromley at the AAAS took data from the SRH project and created Google Earth files which use network links and GE 4 features to show increasingly higher resolution photos as you zoom into areas of concern. For example, you can see cases of ethnic cleansing where whole villages have been destroyed between March 2006 and November 2006 in Darfur (turn on/off November and March 2006 network links to see the difference between the two time periods for the areas marked in red). OgleEarth created placemarks showing locations in the most recent GE imagery update which show the refugee camps from Darfur. By the way, check out the Darfur Wall.
Google Earth is a great way to reach a wide audience to help the world see clear evidence of human rights violations and suffering which otherwise would be hidden because of the difficulty in reaching these dangerous places. The AAAS deserves credit for taking steps to properly utilize science and the utility of GE to help spread the word.
Enviado por FrankTaylor at 7 de Febrero 2007 a las 02:09 PM
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