Border patrol searches

Interesting report on the combination of traditional and modern information sources to find someone lost in the wilderness:

A member of an elite Border Patrol unit focused on rescues, he can track someone with a faxed image of a shoe tread, or find a 911 caller by juxtapositions of windmills and mesquite trees mapped in his head.

“It’s not checkers,” he said, “it’s chess.”

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