| ||Ask HN: Can we help the police sort through the photos of the Boston Marathon?|
116 points by jbaudanza on Apr 16, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 80 comments |
|The police are going to need to sort through and catalog thousands of photos and videos. They may not be prepared or have the infrastructure to do this efficiently. Maybe we can build something to help.|
- A central place for people to upload photos and videos from the event
- A system to sort by time and location of the media
- Duplicate detection of photos and videos
- A forum to discuss the photos
- A way to crowdsource tedious tasks. For example: See if person X or item Y is in any of the photos of videos.
I'd love feedback on this idea. Would this be helpful? Does it already exist?
Edit: Getting lots of great feedback. If you're interested in helping, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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