Basics of image/video analysis

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GEOINT stands for Geospatial Intelligence, which is information derived from images/visual evidence and data associated with a location. In this section, we will look at a video and try to find where it was made.

In this demonstration we are using this video;

12 seconds into the first clip you can see the car crash into the front yard of a house. Now, this is a very easy example as there is a lot of information available. However, this should give you a good example of just how much information is available, you just have to open your eyes.

At the very start of the video, you can tell what side of the road the driver is on and what side of the car the driver is sitting based on the angle the GPS device is facing. Knowing what side of the road the driver is on and what position the driver is in can help you narrow down what country the video is in.

In this case, we could narrow down the location very quickly thanks to the GPS device.

I used for this example, the direct link with this video is is a very good tool for video intelligence gathering. It allows you to slow down the video and, as described in the name of the website, to view the video frame by frame.

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