Here comes GlobalXplorer, a platform created by Dr. Sarah Parcak, a National Geographic Fellow and a Space Archaeologist, that allows people like me and you to check high-res satellite images, to help identify and protect possible hidden archaeological sites, by looking for sign of looting.
If machine vision can help look for unusual spot on your skin and take note of what you grab from the fridge, certainly it can help identify sign of looting. What it will not do is to gather 18,000+ people in only 4 days, to collectively combat thief of our history and to protect our shared human story.
— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) February 3, 2017
Winning a TED prize in 2016 certainly helped raise awareness. But nothing gathers people together faster by giving them a sense of purpose and to allow them to be bigger than themselves.