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New Orleans City Park Mapping

by stevie 11 days ago | 2 | 244 views | 0

Public Lab will be hosting a DIY aerial mapping field trip and workshop Saturday May 30th from 10...

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Bayou Bienvenue Mapping!

by stevie 12 days ago | 3 | 274 views | 0

May 23rd, Public Lab is partnering up with the Backyard Gardener's Network to do aerial mapping o...

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Spring Fling: Calibrating the Coqui

by ddileona 2 months ago | 1 | 369 views | 0

Hello again! I have more fun from the Spring Fling for you. We played with the Coqui, thought a...

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Blog Post by Tracy Englert!

by stevie 2 months ago | 0 | 356 views | 0

My library at the University of Southern Mississippi recently had a science café about the Public...

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Gulf Coast: Build your own spectrometer event!

by stevie 3 months ago | 0 | 755 views | 1

Public Lab and IDIYA are hosting a “Build your own spectrometer” event! Colored light is given o...

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Map of Trees to be cut for a golf course in City Park

by eustatic 3 months ago | 10 | 577 views | 0

What I want to do use mapknitter to help people locate the trees that are slated to be destroyed...

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Nature Center polygons for the next phase of Forest Restoration

by eustatic 3 months ago | 4 | 373 views | 0

What I want to do Help the Nature Center raise money for forest restoration. The Nature Center i...

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Attending Frog Church in Violet, Louisiana

by eustatic 3 months ago | 1 | 397 views | 1

[pictured: Larry Bird looking for Cajun Chorus frogs, LAMP 1 2015, eastbank] What I want to do ...

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Urban Waters Mapping, NOLA 4 days ago by stevie 69 1,833 3
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Gulf Coast 2015 Project Ideas 4 months ago by stevie 7 452 0
Gulf Coast Photography sets to Map over 1 year ago by eustatic 5 2,428 0
Barnraising 2013 over 1 year ago by Shannon 72 11,660 3
Barnraising 2012 almost 2 years ago by liz 3 2,405 0
Texas over 3 years ago by gregoryfoster 7 9,924 0
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New Orleans City Park Mapping

by stevie | 11 days ago | 2 | 244 views | 0

Public Lab will be hosting a DIY aerial mapping field trip and workshop Saturday May 30th from 10:30-4 at IDIYA. During this event we will be trav...

Public Lab will be hosting a DIY aerial mapping field trip and workshop Saturday May 30th from 10:30-4 at IDIYA. During this event we will be trav...

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Bayou Bienvenue Mapping!

by stevie | 12 days ago | 3 | 274 views | 0

May 23rd, Public Lab is partnering up with the Backyard Gardener's Network to do aerial mapping of Bayou Bienvenue! Backyard Gardener's Network is...

May 23rd, Public Lab is partnering up with the Backyard Gardener's Network to do aerial mapping of Bayou Bienvenue! Backyard Gardener's Network is...

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Spring Fling: Calibrating the Coqui

by ddileona | 2 months ago | 1 | 369 views | 0

Hello again! I have more fun from the Spring Fling for you. We played with the Coqui, thought about how we would calibrate it, and also compared ...

Hello again! I have more fun from the Spring Fling for you. We played with the Coqui, thought about how we would calibrate it, and also compared ...

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Blog Post by Tracy Englert!

by stevie | 2 months ago | 0 | 356 views | 0

My library at the University of Southern Mississippi recently had a science café about the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Publi...

My library at the University of Southern Mississippi recently had a science café about the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Publi...

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Welcome to The Public Lab Gulf Coast Page

We are: engaged citizens, researchers, educators, community organizers, hackers, more and all of the above! Since 2010 we’ve been working hard on spearheading many projects, developing DIY technology and spending time in the community working to celebrate our natural resources and the protection of them.

Some of our projects have included mapping of the BP Oil Spill in 2010, continued mapping and monitoring of the Barataria Bay focusing on the importance of our wetlands and restoration and working with other public labbers to develop the DIY spectrometer! For a better view of our projects and the people involved in them, see our timeline below, the research tab and search the tag gulf-coast on the Public Lab page.

Our office is located in New Orleans, LA at 4035 Washington Ave. Stop in and say hello!

Our Gulf Coast Organizers:

Scott Eustis
Dan Beavers
Hunter Daniels
Stevie Lewis
Shannon Dosemagen
Eric Kugler

Join

  • You can join other Gulf Coast Public Labbers through our Gulf Coast Google Group,this is how we communicate local events and projects that you can get involved with.

Gulf Coast Google Group

  • If you're interested in proposing a project, want to conduct your own mapping session or just want to hear about how you can get involved please contact us through the google group, and we'll help you get started (equipment, training, finding volunteers, etc.).

2015 Plans and Projects

Join us this year for the New Orleans Water Restoration Mapping Project.

We'll host a Mapping training February 21st! .

Spring Fling! Saturday, March 14th at Propeller 9-5pm

We're hosting Water Quality Meet Ups once a month Jan-June. Join our Gulf Coast Google Group for updates!

The Kickoff event launched us into the new year's exciting projects. Check out the post.

Check out our project Mapping Wetlands in New Orleans! This project brings together volunteers and local community members to discover and use Public Lab technologies to track the progress of eight urban wetland restoration projects near Lake Pontchartrain. Through training sessions and field work, Gulf Coast residents have the opportunity to learn and use the aerial photography tools to map and monitor the health of our local restoration sites. To get involved sign up for the Gulf Coast Goole Group. And follow the project on this page.

Past Projects

2014

2013

  • Barnraising archived information on the Barnraising: http://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-2013.

  • Public Lab received a grant from Patagonia Clothing Company to do aerial mapping of twenty sites in Barataria Bay that grassroots mappers had previously worked at in 2011. The project is set to run between October 2013 and October 2014.

  • Public Lab has been working with a team at NASA DEVELOP, based at Stennis Space Station, using the DIY spectrometer to look at refinery flares. To view related research notes, search for the tag "flare".

2012

2011

  • We produced our second paper map (with the support of DevelopmentSeed) of Wilkinson Bay.

  • Worked to provide digital archives of collected images to libraries across the Gulf Coast.

  • Focused our mapping restoration and remediation efforts in the Louisiana wetlands.

  • Continued the mapping of the Barataria Bay region in partnership with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.

  • Connected with researchers regarding data use and potential collaborations.

  • Worked to develop and test out new PLOTS tools- infrared and UV cameras.

  • Tested out a time lapse camera that will be mounted in a wetland area near Cocodrie, LA.

  • Tested the Hydrogen Sulfide sensor in development

Grassroots Mapping: Kickstarter Pitch from TungstenMonkey on Vimeo.

2010-2011 The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Mapping

Since May 2010, we have been using balloon mapping to capture aerial imagery of spill-affected sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Our work on the Gulf Coast in 2010, was done in cooperation with groups such as the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and the University of South Alabama on a community-led monitoring of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The data has been gathered can be viewed in:

the Public Laboratory Archive »

More images and information can be found at:

While mapping the oil spill, we were not trying to duplicate the satellite or flyover imagery (though we helped to coordinate some of the flyovers and tried to ensure that the data was publicly accessible). Instead, we were helping Gulf Coast residents to use balloons, kites, and other simple and inexpensive tools to produce their own documentation of the disaster and hoping that such data collection will continue to support environmental research, policy, and regulatory changes in coming years.

How-to Mapping Guides

Look at our 4-page PDF guide to get started.

Equipment:

  • Canon cameras or Android phones (see Balloon Mapping Materials)
  • Weather balloons (5 feet diameter or more)
  • string, lots of string

Mapping Resources


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