Bellingcat's Online Investigation Toolkit
bit.ly/bcattools | last update: August 2023
Welcome to Bellingcat’s freely available online open source investigation toolkit.
This toolkit includes satellite and mapping services, tools for verifying photos and videos, websites to archive web pages, and much more.
Follow Bellingcat's work via the website or through social media. We provide workshops to familiarize with these tools, and learn open source investigative methods.
Tools marked in yellow are the most used per category by Bellingcat.
Just getting started? Read these: Sheet Map:
First Steps to Getting Started in Open Source Research image/video 📸 stay safe ⚠️
A Beginners Guide to Social Media Verification social media 🤳 archiving 🗃️
people (phone, email, username)🧑🤝🧑 dataviz 📊
Bellingcat links: maps/satellites 🗺️ guides ❓
Website transport ✈️ education 📐
Discord websites 🌐 misc
Patreon companies & finance 💵
Github environment & wildlife 🌳🐯