This article explains how you can geolocate drone videos and even determine the approximate time and date the footage was shot using freely available online tools, such as Google Streetview, Google Earth and SunCalc.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen many photos and videos that show the destruction and possible war crimes conducted by the Russian military in Ukraine.

Among the images and short clips that are shared on social media, there are also many drone videos.

However, it is not always clear when and where these videos were recorded. Therefore, we wanted to share the following example that explains how you can use clues in the Drone Video combined with freely available online tools to determine the location and the approximate day and time of the recording.

Drone video shows hundreds of Uighur Muslims

On September 17, 2019, this video was shared on Youtube, showing Chinese Police offloading and escorting what seemed to be hundreds of Uighur Muslims.