OSINT Tools

Welcome to the OSINT Post‘s recommended open-source investigation tools. These tools are used by myself, and many others in verification, investigation and crunching publicly available information.

Many of these tools are free-to-use. I will try to ensure that the majority of this list only consists of free-use tools, where relevant, I will mention a price-range of the tool.

If you have a program or tool you have create, or that you use in your own research, and it is not mentioned and linked to on this list, please get in touch with me and I will add it.

SOCIAL MEDIA DATA CRUNCHING AND SEARCHES

FACEBOOK – Deep searching for profiles – graph.tips

FACEBOOK – Deep searching for posts – whopostedwhat

FACEBOOK – Global map of live videos – livemap

FACEBOOK – Account search by name, email, screen name, phone – netbootcamp

FACEBOOK – Advanced profile view – stalkscan

FACEBOOK – download videos – fbdown

INSTAGRAM – advanced searching – websta.me

LINKEDIN – advanced searching – socilab

SNAPCHAT – Geobased Snapchats map.snapchat

TWITTER – Tweets in a location – onemilliontweetmap

TWITTER – Advanced search – Twitter

TWITTER – Geosearch – qtrtweets

YOUTUBE – Geosearch – Github/YouTube

YOUTUBE – View Advanced Data – Amnesty

IMAGE/VIDEO SEARCH AND DATA TOOLS

Metadata view for files – sno.phy

Amnesty International’s Youtube Data Viewer – Amnesty

Image forensics data tool – fotoforensics

Fake news, video and image verification -invid-project

Image verification – reveal-mklab

Web-based image metadata extractor exif.regex

GEOLOCATION AND MAPPING TOOLS

Bing Maps – more updated than Google Earth – Bing

Google Earth – A good one to download

Digital Globe Рsatellite imagery 

Coordinate Conversion – Synnatschke

Geograph – georeferenced images

Geonames database

Check urban density (people) – mapchecking.com

Maps at street level imagery – mapillary.com

Open Streetcams Рopenstreetcam.org

Wikimapia – public information geolocated

Geobased searching – Echosec

More Geobased searching – WarWire

Liveuamap – conflict news mapped

FINANCE AND BUSINESS TOOLS

LittleSis – Database of connections in business and government

Block Explorer – View information about a block, address, and transactions with Bitcoin

TRANSPORT SEARCH TOOLS

AirNav Radarbox – Tracks all type of flights (private and military included)

FlightAware – flight tracking

ADS-B Exchange – database of flight data

Marine Traffic – maritime tracking

Vessel Finder – search for vessels

Wikiroutes – Transport database