Article: Cesium and Epic Games just launched an open-source tool for building ‘accurate’ digital worlds

Geospatial, Open Data

Cesium and Epic Games just launched an open-source tool for building ‘accurate’ digital worlds

Center City-based 3D geospatial company Cesium announced Tuesday that it had collaborated with Fortnite creator Epic Games to release Cesium for Unreal, a free, open-source plugin that delivers high-resolution 3D geospatial technology and real-world data for any type of application.

The plugin uses Unreal Engine, a real-time 3D tool from Epic Games, as well as 3D content from cameras and LIDAR sensors on satellites, drones and intelligent machines that allows software and game developers to create interactive, virtual worlds.

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Article: How Bellingcat’s Online Sleuths Solve Global Crimes Using Open Source Info

Access, Open Decision-Support, Open Source, Research

How Bellingcat’s Online Sleuths Solve Global Crimes Using Open Source Info

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. Crowdsourcing has created a new form of online open-source investigation, as epitomized by the group Bellingcat that was founded by my guest, Eliot Higgins, in 2014. Higgins and people affiliated with Bellingcat, while at their computers.

Have uncovered evidence that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad fired chemical weapons at his own people, figured out who controlled territory during the Libyan civil war, identified the Russian intelligence agents alleged to have poisoned MI6 double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia and found evidence that the 22-year-old woman alleged to have stolen Nancy Pelosi’s laptop on January 6 was a neo-Nazi sympathizer who used coded neo-Nazi language in a video and in that video gave the Heil Hitler salute.

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