Sunday, July 20, 2014

Two interesting sites in Israel: about rockets, about their origin (Update)

Two interesting bits of technology coming out of Israel. One is a clock that shows how long Israel has been free from rockets. As I write this it has been 30 minutes and 1 second. The clock was designed by two Israeli citizens, Aaron Friedman and Yehonatan Tsirolnik. You can see it here,, and read about it here, Site shows frequency of Hamas rockets.
The other is a digital map showing where rockets are coming from. It was designed by an Arab and a Jew, Samuel Lespes Cardillo and Farid el-Nasire. You can read about it here: Where’d that rocket come from? New site shows you.  And you can see the new site here: Israel Under Attack.

The latter article begins:

“A new tool to help protect Israeli civilians from Hamas rockets is the fruit of a joint effort by two Israelis–one a Jew and the other an Arab. While the government’s vaunted “Red Color” system sets off sirens where rockets are aimed, the new program can also tell you from where in Gaza the terrorists launched it.
The tool, called Israel Under Attack, was authored by Samuel Lespes Cardillo and Farid el-Nasire. The map is designed, Nasire said in a Facebook post, to allow people ‘to visualize the rocket’s trajectory, hopefully one day saving at least one life.’”

It is now 49 minutes and 41 seconds since a rocket has landed in Israel. May there be no more rockets so that Israel may also cease its defense.

Update: I think we have some competition going now. Israel Under Attack now has how much time has elapsed since a rocket was fired from Gaza on their site. Really just an improvement.


Jodie said...
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Anonymous said...

I just watched a live ground track of four missiles flying North out of Gaza.

That is really creepy!

Reminds you a little of those old WW2 movies of the buzz bombs flying over London. Except it is happening in real time. (!)


Viola Larson said...

I haven't had time to watch for very long, so I don't yet know how it looks.