Spatial Crowdsourcing

Established: January 28, 2014

We are studying how we can get regular people to do simple tasks at specific locations. An example task is to take a picture of a sign at a certain location. We are interested in who to ask and how much to pay.

This is part of a Microsoft Research study about how we can get regular people to do simple tasks at specific locations. This offer is only valid for people who have received an offer from Microsoft Research on Twitter.

The Little Store near Lake Sammamish

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the sign on top of The Little Store near Lake Sammamish, whose address is 2810 West Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Bellevue, WA 98008, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Little Store looking south along West Lake Sammamish Parkway

Little Store looking north along West Lake Sammamish Parkway

Example of the type of image we want (but without watermarks)

Bellevue Square Mall

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the sign above the central information desk inside Bellevue Square Mall, whose address is 575 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Information desk from a distance

Closer view

Example of the type of picture we want (but without watermarks)

XXX Root Beer

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the mechanical elephant in front of XXX Root Beer, whose address is 98 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com..

XXX Root Beer in Issaquah, WA

Closer view of front of restaurant with mechanical elephant on the left

Example of the type of picture we want (but without watermarks)

Redmond Town Center

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the statue of the bear cubs at Redmond Town Center, whose address is 16495 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Bear cubs from a distance, circled in red

Closer view

Example of type of picture we want (but without watermarks)

Kirkland Library

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the sign in front of the Kirkland Library at 308 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Kirkland Library from across Kirkland Ave

Closer view

Example of type of picture we want (but without watermarks)

Golbergs’ Deli

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the sign on Golbergs’ Deli from inside the Factoria Mall, whose address is 3924 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Goldberg’s Deli from inside Factoria Mall

Example of type of picture we want (but without watermarks)

Crossroads Café

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the front of the Crossroads Cafe inside the Crossroads Mall, whose address is 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Crossroads Cafe from across hall

Bridle Trails Red Apple Market

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the sign on the front of the Bridle Trails Red Apple Market, whose address is 6625 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Red Apple Market from a distance (near center of picture)

Closer view

Example of type of picture we want (but without watermarks)

Azteca Mexican Restaurant Sign

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the “Z” in the Azteca Mexican Restaurant sign on 148th Ave NE near where 148th crosses State Route 520 in Redmond, WA, (address is 3040 148th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052), shown on the map at the bottom of this page. below. You should take a full frame picture (no cropping) like the example below.

Email your picture and Twitter username to msrcrowdsource@microsoft.com. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will reply to your email with an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Redmond from across 148th Ave NE

Closer view of sign

Example of type of picture we want (but without watermarks)

Microsoft Sign

This is part of a Microsoft Research study about how we can get regular people to do simple tasks at specific locations. This offer is valid only for people who have received an offer directly from @MicrosoftStudy on Twitter.

For this task, we want you to take a picture of the “M” in the Microsoft sign at the southeast corner of NE 40th St & 156th Ave NE in Redmond, WA, shown on the map at the bottom of this page. You should take a close-up, full frame picture (no cropping) like the last picture below, not one from farther away.

Tweet your picture to us by putting @MicrosoftStudy in a tweet with your photo. We will check the picture to make sure it’s right and also check the picture’s embedded time stamp to make sure it’s recent. If everything is OK, and if we’ve received your picture by the deadline we gave, we will email an Amazon gift code with the amount we offered to an email address you specify. You can apply the code to a future purchase from Amazon.com.

Microsoft sign from adjacent corner, looking south along 156th Ave NE

Closer view (with maintenance worker)

Example of type of close-up picture we want (but without watermark.

Map showing location at red pushpin (link to map with directions)

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