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Topic # 141397 11-Mar-2014 15:16
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Call for action / help
http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014


Fairly overloaded at the moment so is a bit slow.

Related info:

http://www.digitalglobeblog.com/2014/03/10/missingmalayairjet/?sf23717677=1

https://twitter.com/tomnod
DigitalGlobe launched a crowdsourcing campaign to help locate the Malaysia Airlines jet. Join the crowd to help!


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  Reply # 1002860 11-Mar-2014 15:54
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WOW. This is hands down awesome. How could we not find anything! :D





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  Reply # 1002922 11-Mar-2014 17:23
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It is awesome! but very slow to move blocks... and wondering if my starting point is the same as someone elses. I'm getting the idea that they're being hammered about now.
Maybe Google should point some stuff over that way and see what the geeks can do.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1004203 12-Mar-2014 12:17
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I'm wondering now that the search area has been expanded that the satellite data that is being searched through has been changed or expanded with it?





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  Reply # 1004207 12-Mar-2014 12:40
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20 minutes in and still loading :(





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  Reply # 1004215 12-Mar-2014 12:52
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sounds like an outsourcing job

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  Reply # 1004219 12-Mar-2014 12:56
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Working here, have done 500 map squares so far

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  Reply # 1004349 12-Mar-2014 15:31
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Worked for me.

I did 350 tiles just now. Found an oil rig and support vessel...!

This led me to believe it slightly fruitless to search that area as I would say that the watch crew of both would probably have spotted a 777 crashing nearby....





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  Reply # 1004442 12-Mar-2014 17:18
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Is there any way to know what part of the ocean you are searching? I don't really want to waste time searching an area where it probably isn't.

My money is on the Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal, or the side of a mountain in Northern Sumatra.




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  Reply # 1004560 12-Mar-2014 21:13
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Saw this pop up on twitter a 4-5 hours back, no way to know if its legit, did not that he would appear to be a kiwi


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  Reply # 1004588 12-Mar-2014 21:58
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itxtme: Saw this pop up on twitter a 4-5 hours back, no way to know if its legit, did not that he would appear to be a kiwi



Those co-ords put it miles from where anyone has been looking...
 https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/8%C2%B022'30.2%22N+108%C2%B042'22.3%22E/@7.0932195,109.2527531,6z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

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  Reply # 1004607 12-Mar-2014 22:08
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itxtme: Saw this pop up on twitter a 4-5 hours back, no way to know if its legit, did not that he would appear to be a kiwi



Those co-ords put it miles from where anyone has been looking...
 https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/8%C2%B022'30.2%22N+108%C2%B042'22.3%22E/@7.0932195,109.2527531,6z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0


I reckon this could be pretty accurate. I heard that the plane could have been in this area (as in closer to Vietnam and East) than previously thought. Hope they take this seriously.

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  Reply # 1004611 12-Mar-2014 22:12
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I have also received this email from Tomnod (helped look for the Nina a while ago too) but have had it been so slow it was not very practical. Good idea in situations like this.

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  Reply # 1004615 12-Mar-2014 22:14
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itxtme: Saw this pop up on twitter a 4-5 hours back, no way to know if its legit, did not that he would appear to be a kiwi 


BBC mention it here as well. The coordinates given place the rig here.

Edit: Damn - went off and made a cuppa before posting so blakamin beat me to it...

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  Reply # 1004618 12-Mar-2014 22:18
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itxtme: Saw this pop up on twitter a 4-5 hours back, no way to know if its legit, did not that he would appear to be a kiwi 


BBC mention it here as well. The coordinates given place the rig here.

Edit: Damn - went off and made a cuppa before posting so blakamin beat me to it...


HAHAHA.. apparently there's meant to be a press conf in malaysia about it now, but it's being delayed...

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  Reply # 1004619 12-Mar-2014 22:18
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Hmmmm,

Didn't it go missing in the middle of the night? How could he tell it was an aircraft? Could it have been a shooting star?

By my calculations using Google Earth he is at least 200 to 300 Km away from where the plane was last seen on radar and there is evidence the aircraft actually turned away from where he was.

I suspect it's crashed on land somewhere back towards Malaysia or even Sumatra. I say this because there has been no debris spotted in an area that has a fairly high level of shipping activity. Interestingly it was reported that the US were searching in the Straits of Malacca area almost right from  the start.  Makes you wonder what info they had.

Also I'd be keen to know what information they have from the automatic telemetry systems on board the aircraft.  This stuff broadcasts almost continuously via a satellite feed. Among other things the engineering guys on the ground can monitor engine health and all sorts of stuff.  The level/amount of info being broadcast does vary according to what level of service the airline wants. I also understand that very often this sort data can also automatically go to the engine and or airframe manufacturer.

I'm sure there's information out there that hasn't been revealed yet.  Just knowing when the telemetry broadcasts stopped should give some idea of the areas they need to look.




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