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Public Lab Community Newsletter August 18, 2013

by gonzoearth | August 19, 2013 05:07 19 Aug 05:07 | #9036 | #9036

This newsletter includes some notes on the growth of PublicLab.org with some stats on the visitors to the site. Lots of great research related to outdoor August activities getting posted online. We got your hornworms and goat brush control covered in the action from this last week.


Note on Public Lab community growth on the web: http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/08-13-2013/public-lab-community-growth-dec-2010-aug-2013

Upcoming Events

Boston-area event at Tidmarsh Farms, more info coming soon at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7883512799 - Tidmarsh Farms is a 577 acre cranberry bog of which 250 acres are currently undergoing restoration to natural wetland. IR balloon mapping will help researchers from UMass Boston and the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration identify natural peat springs that will inform the design of new stream channels to produce a self-sustaining wetland ecosystem.

The Open Hardware Summit is coming to MIT on September 6th. User gbathree put up a research note about preparing for the event: http://publiclab.org/notes/gbathree/08-13-2013/photosynq-preparing-for-the-open-hardware-summit

New and ongoing projects with Public Lab tools

Infragram.org expands client-side image processing to include a new simple mathematical language for compositing images: http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/08-17-2013/infragrammar-compositing-infrared-images-with-simple-mathematic-expressions

Some great imagery on goat-powered brush control for fire prevention: http://publiclab.org/notes/patcoyle/08-16-2013/visible-and-infragram-maps-of-goat-brush-control-along-arroyo-mocho-creek-livermore-ca

Expanding the spectra archive at spectralworbench.org with import from NIST and WebMineral: http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/08-13-2013/importing-spectra-from-nist-and-webmineral-com-to-spectral-workbench

The Trapa Natans invasive species mapping continues with these notes on detecting and classifying the map data: http://publiclab.org/notes/ttaylor/08-16-2013/a-little-background-work-for-trapa-classification-from-color http://publiclab.org/notes/ttaylor/08-18-2013/using-image-texture-to-find-trapa

Hornworms! An interesting tale on imaging unwanted caterpillars in the garden. Potentially startling animated GIF included: http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/08-18-2013/hornworms

Research Notes Highlights

A new wood and metal DIY picuvet design: http://publiclab.org/notes/TedF/08-18-2013/constructing-a-2-90g-wooden-metal-picavet

Notes from building a larger kite camera housing for a video camera: http://publiclab.org/notes/jmgianca/08-15-2013/sled-kite-video-rig

Trying out smartphone wind meter apps and accessories: http://publiclab.org/notes/patcoyle/08-18-2013/windmeter-options-for-iphone-shaka-and-wind-meter

White balancing a Canon camera for Infragram photography: http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/08-15-2013/white-balancing-a-canon-camera-for-infragram-photography

Public Lab in the media this week

http://www.critigen.com/blog/balloon-mapping-summer-fun Over 3000 visitors from http://www.heise.de/tr/artikel/Kartographieren-per-Ballon-1930114.html From late July, only for UK viewers: http://gadgetshow.channel5.com/gadget-show/blog/episode-3-aerial-photography


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