This project is solving the Earth As Art challenge. Description
Cats in space is a image collecting and organizing project, incorporating Flickr, Imgur, and Reddit. Users are encouraged to upload, tag, and/or 'favorite'. images of cat-like, cat-inspired, or cat-related images of Earth or space. In addition to the Flickr, Imgur, and Reddit streams, an app is in development (http://catsinspace.x10.mx/) that will draw from these streams and will encourage metadata creation by its users. Along with uploading images, users can vote from their favorite and/or "most cat-like" images. Cats in Space includes photos of cat-like images identified in space and earth imagery. These cat-like phenomena are collected from satellite streams, NASA image databases, and user submissions.
It is our hope that through this engaging and playful approach that users who are not familiar with satellite imagery of Earth and space will develop an interest while searching for cat-likeness in landmasses, cloud formations, lakes, etc. Through browsing satellite live streams and NASA databases, users are exposed to the work that NASA is producing, the importance of scientific research to the world around them, and the beauty of our planet and universe.
Follow us on Twitter through the hashtags #spacecats #spaceapps!
License: OCLC Research Public License 2.0 (OCLC-2.0)
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/jchatham/catsinspace
Kitties in Space - http://imgur.com/r/kittiesinspace
Kitties in Space - http://www.reddit.com/r/kittiesinspace
Cats in Space - https://www.flickr.com/groups/catsinspace