Public Lab Research note

Kitimat Mapping Workshop

by ann | June 26, 2015 23:37 26 Jun 23:37 | #12015 | #12015

Aerial images, taken where you need them, when you need them, can be powerful tools. Imagine being able to gather your own aerial images and build your own maps. With Public Lab's DIY (Do it yourself) aerial mapping tools you can!

Join Public Lab organizer and Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow Ann Chen on Sunday, July 26, 10AM in Kitimat at the Kitimat Museum & Archives.

You Will:

  • Learn how to collect aerial images using kites or weather balloons.
  • Build your own maps using Public Lab's open-source software MapKnitter

Join Us:

Sunday, July 26, 10AM-1PM Kitimat Museum & Archives 293 City Centre Kitimat, BC

What to Bring: (Optional)

  • Point and Shoot Camera
  • PET plastic juice or soda container, 64 oz or 2 Liter bottle
  • Kite
  • gardening or work gloves

Project Background

Ann Chen has been traveling since October 2014 along the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, working with communities to make aerial maps of their land. She is interested in collectively mapping the potential and current impacts of energy infrastructures on communities and the environment. If you would like to propose a mapping site or are interested in learning more about the project, you can visit or follow her on the National Geographic Voices blog.

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA

This event is on 07-26-2015 iCal

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