This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, hear updates from the west and east coasts on mapping shorelines, rivers and bays, join an intro to water quality workshop in Cambridge, MA and participate in OpenHour tomorrow, focused on near infrared imaging. Enjoy!
Monday, July 7: OpenHour on Near-Infrared Imaging, 8:00PM EST on Google Hangout. Join us here! This week on OpenHour we will be discussing Near-Infrared Imaging and infragram.org! Ned Horning and Dorn Cox will be joining us in discussing: The science and technology behind NIR, Examples of it in use, and Where this technology could head in the future! Come with your questions, comments and discussion topics on Near-Infrared Imaging!
Intro to Water Quality Workshop! Where: Room 525, MIT Media Lab When: 11 AM to 5 PM on July 12th 2014 RSVP: Please RSVP here (there will be room for about 20 folks) Details: Check out information on the wiki: http://publiclab.org/wiki/open-water-events
If you’re located in Maine, on July 17th consider doing an aerial overflight with LightHawk and Friends of Penobscot Bay.
New and ongoing projects
Balloon mapping for community building at the Los Angeles River: http://publiclab.org/notes/mlamadrid/06-29-2014/la-river-balloon-mapping-for-community-building
Megan Jain, an intern at CivicLab Chicago, is working on an aerial mapping guide for elementary and middle school students. Comments welcome! http://publiclab.org/notes/mjain26/07-01-2014/youth-balloon-mapping-workshop-second-draft
Oil testing and comparison continues to progress with an update from a workshop yesterday at Fab10 in Barcelona.
Research Note highlights
- MapKnitter annotations: Textbox rotation using CSS transforms (posted by justinmanley)
- Idea for detecting specific emissions (posted by amysoyka)
- GSOC update - Autoknitting 2 (posted by xvidun)
- $25 minimal-helium balloon mapping rig (posted by natevw)
- Vienna plants (posted by GreenLeaves)
- Getting your WheeStat set-up (posted by JSummers)
- Stabilise a lift sled kite (posted by RoderickRead)
- Spectrometer slit width thoughts (posted by warren)
If anything was missed, please email the list or post a research note. Hope that those in the U.S. had an enjoyable extended weekend and that everyone has a great upcoming week! Shannon