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In the Amazon Mechanical Turk effort to analyze imagery for potential clues in the disappearance of Jim Gray, I thus far managed to log 185 units of 5 images each, the count was well over 4000 when I started, and the last one I completed said 1 remaining. It was plainly evident that I had a great deal of company throughout this effort.

Certainly there were several instances of images where boats, along with their associated wakes, could be seen in the images, however a great many were difficult to read, with a great deal of reflectance, cloud cover, and so on.

It will be interesting to see what the next steps are - whether more data or additional passes will be offered up through Mechanical Turk, and if any of what participants identified will ultimately be able to correlated to other activity in the vicinity, or indeed provide clues to Gray's location.

UPDATE: Some additional images from a NASA aircraft have been posted to Mechanical Turk - see the following link: http://www.mturk.com/mturk/preview?groupId=J0XZ58STDWJZ5QY4F9M0

I have also located a blog site operated by the folks who have been organizing this effort: http://openphi.net/tenacious/
- They have posted quite a few updates and insights into the nature of the imagery and ongoing effort

2 Response for the " Amazon Mechanical Turk Search for Jim Gray Continues... "

  1. scott says:

    Great Blog. Really informative.
    I too have started a surveying Blog. I'm in australia.
    www.globalsurveyors.blogspot.com

    Scott.

  2. Great photo in your June 10 entry, Scott. Best of luck with your blog.

    Regards,

    Dave Smith

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