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Satellite Sentinel Project: Opening Access to Crisis Areas

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/04/26/Advancing_the_New_Machine_Mapping_and_Geospatial_Tools Nathaniel Raymond, director of human rights documentation at the Satellite Sentinel Project, discusses civilian lifesaving capabilities with the emerging satellite imagery project. The project provides real-time surveillance of nations in conflict to help prevent war and genocide. ----- Advancing the New Machine: Mapping and Geospatial Tools Geospatial tools have emerged as a powerful resource to document, analyze and display the geographic context, location and extent of human rights abuses. Geospatial data and high-resolution images are increasingly available. At the same time, the spread of geographic information systems and innovative approaches to mapping have a number of potential applications in the field of human rights. This panel will discuss lessons learned and prospects in the use of satellite imagery and other sources of geospatial data, including crowdsourcing, to advance human rights. Nathaniel Raymond is the Director of Operations of Human Rights Documentation at the Satellite Sentinel Project.
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