[Space] and on the side

Ariel Waldman ariel at arielwaldman.com
Wed Dec 23 09:09:03 UTC 2009

How much data is it? Is the technical difficulty of making it public due to
it being a mass amount of data?

If so, the people at Galaxy Zoo have already built and launched their
Zooniverse platform (which can also hook into Google Sky) to help that exact
situation. They're already helping out various missions at NASA (e.g.
they'll soon launch Moon Zoo, via working with NASA's Lunar Science
Institute, by hosting the huge amounts of data/images coming from the LRO's
camera and will experiment with it becoming a citizen science project). They
don't do any iPhone work to my knowledge, though, so that's definitely
something to still build!

If this is a potential solution, I can introduce you to the technical lead
at GZ.

Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist

[ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:

> Dr Jesus just mentioned that Noisebridge has a (real-time?) feed of
> data from NASA's GRB observation platforms including images, which
> apparently aren't publically available (for technical rather than
> policy reasons). Not merely is there a suggestion to do something
> useful with that data in the way of making it more publically
> available, but he says he also has handshake agreements with the
> appropriate people to build an iphone app out of this that would embed
> it into Google Sky (or equivalent) for amateur astronomer use. Just in
> case anyone knows anyone who is particularly keen on coding such
> things.
> m.
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