Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights

Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights

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  • */ Visual data about cultural heritage sites within conflict zones in near real-time has become possible with new technology, particularly satellite imagery. Sensitive information can result from analysis of publically accessible high-resolution commercial products. Researchers and others using...
  • A series of satellite-image studies completed by the AAAS Geospatial Technologies Project may suggest new methods for civilian researchers to spot early-warning signs of cross-border war. Scenes from the Russia-Ukraine conflict: In July 2012 (above) the fields outside Novocherkassk, Russia, near...
  • Perhaps no international border is as fraught with as much ongoing conflict as the one separating India and Pakistan. Even the demilitarized zone separating the Koreas, often cited as the archetypical example of cross-border acrimony, has been essentially static for over sixty years. During a...
  • The Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has undertaken analysis of the crisis between Ukraine and Russia using high-resolution satellite imagery. This analysis forms part of a broader study aimed at investigating cross-...
  • The invasion of the town of Abyei by the Sudan Armed Forces followed contested reports claiming that a United Nations-escorted convoy was attacked by the forces of the Sudan People's Liberation Army in Dokura on 19 May 2011. On 20 May 2011, the nearby towns of Todach and Tajalei came under...
  • In August 2008, Russia and Georgia took part in a conflict over the status of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia. By the end of the war, between 25,000 and 30,000 Russian troops had been deployed to Georgia as well as over 1,000 pieces of armor and heavy artillery and up to 200 fixed...
  • The easternmost border between Eritrea and Djibouti occupies an arid, remote, yet strategic position overlooking the straits of Bab-el Mandeb, at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. Over ten thousand ships pass through the straits each year, carrying tens of billions of dollars worth of cargo,...