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SnapIt™ Demos

  Show a randomly picked SnapIt™ image.


Image slideshow of the 2013 world series stadium as the crowd forms, the game is underway, and the crowd dispersement afterwards.
Image slideshow from a couple of different cameras of a shopping area in China. See people visiting shops and passing by.
Slideshow of SnapIt™ images of the Google home page in 2013.
Image slideshow of a plaza in China. Researchers used the SnapIt™ images to monitor crowd formations, and the tilt and swivel controls on the camera revealed when someone had adjusted the settings.
Slideshow of SnapIt™ images of the front page of the New York Times website captured daily for a time in 2013.
Image slideshow of over time. It includes the SnapIt™ image on 10/2/2013 during the government shutdown.
Image slideshow of an intersection. Researchers used the SnapIt™ images to compute traffic patterns.
Image slideshow of a computer room over time, as students come and go (and fall asleep too).
Image slideshow of a plaza in a small german town. Researchers used lighting and shadows to predict time of day.


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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