Project TADPOLE is Ready for Take Off

Post date: Jul 25, 2013 4:34:43 PM

Hi everyone! I'm so excited. TADPOLE, the first stage of FrackFinder, is just about ready for the public. I've uploaded the last of the images and posted an article announcing the launch. There are 2,963 drilling sites across PA. We have high-resolution aerial survey images of each site for 2005, 2008, and 2010. That's 8,889 images to look through, whew! For the sake of accuracy, each image must be classified by ten different people. That means we have almost 90,000 tasks to get through. Thanks to 59 awesome volunteers, who have already submitted almost 9,000 responses, Project TADPOLE is 10% complete. We still have so much to do and we really need your help. Remember that we are still beta-testing FrackFinder and your feedback is of utmost importance! Please try to do at least 200 tasks if you can (that should take less than half an hour) and let us know ( about your experience. Now go find us some fracking sites!