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Searching the Earth: Using geolocation techniques as a verification method

by 2 October 2019

ACTIVITY

Searching the Earth: Using geolocation techniques as a verification method

DATE

02.10.2019

Partner

Disruption Network Lab

Syrian Archive

Location

Berlin (DE)

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Disruption Network Lab’s second community meetup is led by by Hadi El-Khatib of the Syrian Archive – الأرشيف السوري and called ‘Searching the Earth: Using geolocation techniques as a verification method’.

It invites participants to learn about their workflow for collecting and verifying information about human rights violations – with a special focus on geolocation techniques.

Participants will be introduced to the geolocation techniques: determining the exact location where a photo or video was taken in order to verify it. Online maps and satellite imagery services are important tools for this verification method that is used by investigative journalists as well as international human rights organizations and institutions such as the International Criminal Court.

During the workshop, the Syrian Archive’s workflow on how to collect and verify information about attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure will be presented.

Participants need to bring their computers with Google Earth pro installed on them.

Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 19:00-23:00 hrs
Venue: STATE Studio, Haupstrasse 3, 10827 Berlin (DE)
Admission: free, but registration required.

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