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You Can Help Find The Missing Malaysian Airliner

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A crowdsourcing website is drawing people worldwide into the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner.

The satellite imagery platform called Tomnod relies on images from parent company DigitalGlobe, and allows people to comb through images, tag items and solve real-world problems.

One of the biggest problems on everyone's mind, is the mysterious and shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

That jetliner disappeared last Saturday while en route from Malaysia to Beijing with 239 people on board.

  On Monday, Tomnod and DigitalGlobe formally announced their campaign to help find the Boeing 777 aircraft.

People can assist in the search by joining the Tomnod volunteer team and tagging important locations and objects, such as potential airplane wreckage, in available satellite images, which are being updated regularly.

Sunday, DigitalGlobe's satellites collected around 3,200 square kilometers of imagery from the Gulf of Thailand that can be analyzed by the Tomnod community.

DigitalGlobe said Tuesday that Tomnod is seeing an "unprecedented level" of Web traffic after kicking off the campaign. The company also said that it has new image collections that it plans to make available as soon as possible.

 

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