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Public Lab community newsletter 5.31.14

by Shannon | May 31, 2014 18:04 31 May 18:04 | #10522 | #10522

This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, join us today, tomorrow and Monday for events in NYC and New Orleans, grab your camping gear and participate in the Spring Barnraising next week in Plymouth, MA and check out updates from Google Summer of Code participants. Enjoy!


The new Infragram interface is now the default! - with much-improved presets, easier workflow, and loads of tweaks and improvements.

The first Tool focused Spring Barnraising, a more tech-centric event to be held near Plymouth, MA, is next weekend, June 7-8. Check out the details and join!

Save the Date for the Annual Fall Barnraising in Cocodrie, Louisiana. We’ll be convening this year from November 14-16.

Upcoming events

Today! Join Public Labbers in Brooklyn from 2-4pm est for the NYC World Science Fest spectrometry meet-up:

Tomorrow, June 1st, Gena Wirth will be leading a kite mapping expedition to document volunteer wetland planting in Jamaica Bay (NYC). Email to connect and check out information here:

Monday, June 2nd in New Orleans there will be a Barataria mapping project meeting at 6pm cst. The meeting will be held at Propeller, 4035 Washington Ave. Please email for more information.

New and ongoing projects

Read an in-depth layout on plans to aerial map and monitor the Los Angeles River:

An update on Pay Coyle’s work on aerial panoramas:

Updates on the Riffle water monitoring project around conductivity measuring and fun with 555 timers.

Check out the progress on Google Summer of Code projects on Sky Cam enhancement and a better upload interface for MapKnitter.

Research Note highlights

Public Lab in the media

Coverage of Public Lab efforts with the Empire Dragon Boat Club in Flushing Bay, NY:

New Hampshire Public Radio reported on iFarm:

Columbia University Tow Center for Journalism released a report on “Sensors and Journalism,” featuring both a case study on Public Lab and a chapter by Public Lab Organizer, Lela Prashad, on, “The People Within the Pixels.” Download the report here:

As always, if anything was missed, please post a research note or send a message to the list. Have a great weekend everyone! Shannon

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