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Artificial intelligence for satellite image searches

Terrapattern is the first open-source tool to perform “similar-image searches” for satellite photos. It’s become a first iteration of what could be an essential digital weapon for humanitarian agencies, environmentalists, and civic activists. Already, satellite images have become a key tool in managing displaced population camps. But though satellite imagery from private companies is now plentiful, finding patterns in it is impossible without heavy-duty computer algorithms to analyze it.