[HOT] Terrapattern: query-by-example for satellite imagery

Martin Dittus martin at dekstop.de
Thu May 26 10:57:15 UTC 2016

Made the rounds on social media yesterday, I imagine a few of you have already seen it.

It’s a visual search for aerial imagery — "a prototype for helping people quickly scan extremely large geographical areas for specific visual features”. You mark a desired feature, it finds all other occurrences.

Their case studies mention OSM as a source data set, but they don’t yet appear to be talking to anyone at HOT? "Terrapattern was only possible due to the astonishing crowdsourced mapping effort of the OpenStreetMap project, which has generously categorized large parts of the world with its Nominatim taxonomy”.


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