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19 Mar 2010


Friday’s Food for Thought: Power to the People; Democratization of GEOINT

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? We hope everyone enjoyed the little taste of spring — and tomorrow is the first official day of spring — that we had this week on the east coast. For this week’s FFT post, we thought we would tackle the idea of GEOINT being in the “hands of the people.” Yesterday, we covered an “everyone-as-an-informant” mapping and tracking application called Ushahidi , which made us think…will GEOINT truly be a democratic thing in the future? We will be relying on crowd-sourced data “from the people” to find our enemies? Possibly. The technology and applications are out there.

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