Thursday, December 04, 2014

Google Maps Russia's Attacks on Ukraine

The Cross-Border Artillery Attacks map identifies evidence of Russian attacks on Ukraine using the latest Google Maps satellite imagery.

To create the map Google Map satellite images of eastern Ukraine taken in August and September of this year were analysed for evidence of artillery craters. The Russian artillery attacks were identified from the evidence of large (several metres in diameter) artillery craters.

The map also shows the direction of the trajectory for each of the artillery attacks using artillery crater analysis. Two Russian artillery attacks confirmed by USA Government satellite images are also included on the map.

The map certainly seems to have compelling evidence that many of the identified artillery craters are the result of cross-border artillery fire from across the Russian border. More information about the map and the analysis techniques used to identify the artillery craters and the trajectories of the attacks can be found on the Map Investigations blog.

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