The ARtillery Crater Analysis and Detection Engine (ARCADE) is an experimental computer vision application built using MATLAB. ARCADE scans satellite imagery for signs of artillery bombardment, geocodes artillery blast craters, and calculates the inbound trajectory of projectiles to help journalists and human rights investigators determine their origins of fire.
Rudiment is a research and development organisation founded in 2015 by human rights defenders specialised in the use of modern digital technologies. We experiment with ways to acquire, analyse and present information that open new possibilities for people investigating human rights violations, war crimes and abuses of power. We draw on techniques of open source intelligence and civic hacking to create the sort of resources, tools and approaches which have revolutionised government, humanitarian work and investigative journalism.