May 3rd, 2011
UCLA undergrads were not far off in their prediction of where Osama bin Laden was hiding out.

Two years ago, a class of UCLA undergrads pretty accurately  predicted the the location where Osama Bin Laden was hiding out. The  students, working under UCLA geography professors Thomas Gillespie and  John Agnew, used geographical theories and GIS software to home in on  the world’s most wanted fugitive.
Science  Insider explains:
According to a probabilistic  model they created, there was an 89.9% chance that bin Laden was hiding  out in a city less than 300 km from his last known location in Tora  Bora: a region that included Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was killed  last night.
On top of this, they identified 26 “city  islands” that they considered to be the highest probability hideouts.  To be clear: the class identified the nearby city of Parachinar as being  the most likely hideout.

(via Ecosystem Geographers Predict Bin Laden’s Hideout - Politics - GOOD)

UCLA undergrads were not far off in their prediction of where Osama bin Laden was hiding out.

Two years ago, a class of UCLA undergrads pretty accurately predicted the the location where Osama Bin Laden was hiding out. The students, working under UCLA geography professors Thomas Gillespie and John Agnew, used geographical theories and GIS software to home in on the world’s most wanted fugitive.

Science Insider explains:

According to a probabilistic model they created, there was an 89.9% chance that bin Laden was hiding out in a city less than 300 km from his last known location in Tora Bora: a region that included Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was killed last night.

On top of this, they identified 26 “city islands” that they considered to be the highest probability hideouts. To be clear: the class identified the nearby city of Parachinar as being the most likely hideout.

(via Ecosystem Geographers Predict Bin Laden’s Hideout - Politics - GOOD)

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