Hello Tomnod Volunteers,
I’m bringing you sad and likely not completely unexpected news. Maxar has elected to retire the Tomnod platform.
Thank you for your six years of service. Together we mapped floods, assessed earthquake damage, evaluated seal habitat in Antarctica, worked to increase food security in South Sudan, identified sites of modern slavery in the Punjab region, searched for the wreckage of MH370, and much more. This group likely remembers many more campaigns than this.
The Crabeater Seals campaign is the last that will be published to Tomnod. By the end of the month, we will have a message up on the homepage announcing the retirement, for all of the nodders that do not visit the forum. June will be the last month that the forum will be up.
There are new programs in development at Maxar that, while they could never be Tomnod, will provide the opportunity for volunteers to engage with our imagery and contribute to humanitarian and open data campaigns. As those programs are rolled out, they will be announced on the Maxar and facebook pages.
Thanks again for your years of work and dedication. So much science, relief work, and humanitarian efforts could not have been achieved without YOU, the CROWD in crowdsourcing.