For anyone who saw Zero Dark Thirty, I’m sure you’d agree it was fascinating how they were able to draw inferences from observing aerial images of the building they hoped Osama Bin Laden was hiding out in.
But what about all the photographic evidence they found in the computers retrieved from the building?
According to a report in PopSci, IARPA (the US Intelligence advanced research agency) recently launched a program called the Finder Program, which will enable a human analyst to use software to determine where any photo was taken, based on supporting evidence. It would then produce the GPS coordinates.
This would certainly be useful in assessing terrorist, propaganda, organized crime, and other intelligence photos.
If you have expertise in this area, they’d love to hear from you.
Just think; with software like that, you could win all those magazine contests that ask: Where was this photo taken?