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SnapIt™ Case Studies
Members first piloted the service in 2013, so archived images go back to 2013. Camera images from around the world, government web pages and news websites dominate the 2013 captures. Here are some examples of past and current uses.
Researchers used SnapIt™ captures to record images from publicly available webcams around the world. They then processed those images offline to learn about traffic patterns, crowd formations, and incident occurrences.
Authors reference SnapIt™ captures in publications as permanent links to dated web page content.
Consumers record SnapIt™ captures of advertisements from competing sources to receive in-person "price matching" deals at retail stores.
Journalists and researchers use SnapIt™ captures to document web pages over time, including additions, deletions and edits.
Political scientists record temporal election information using SnapIt™ captures. This information includes ballots, political ads, polling place locations, official government web pages, and commentaries.
Researchers use SnapIt™ captures to track search result changes over time.
Researchers track advertisement delivery using SnapIt™ captures.
Researchers use SnapIt™ captures to record results from database queries, including those from professional licensing websites and aerial map images.
Historians, journalists and researchers use SnapIt™ captures to record news media websites to track trends and compare differences in coverage and ranking of reported events.
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