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Map Knitter- UI Evaluation 1 , Ballon Mapping Test

by silentsairam | May 07, 2019 17:13 | 105 views | 6 comments | #19266 | 105 views | 6 comments | #19266 07 May 17:13

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What I want to do

Project Idea 1: Mapping the Garbage Dump, Garbage Burning in my Local Ward area where 40,000 to 80,000 people reside in. Project Idea 2: Sun Map to capture the rooftop open areas in each area and chart out the possibility of installing Solar panels as a Community level Renewable Energy Grid. Post mapping, Find dimensions and map weather patterns, the position of the sun in the sky at different times of the year, and shade from nearby obstructions like trees and tall buildings.

My attempt and results

[https://mapknitter.org/maps/airpollution] My first Try to use MapKnitter.

Questions and next steps

  1. How can I add a Marker on the Location (lat, long coordinates)? Right now I am could view the exact area of the place but I don't know where I am exactly.
  2. How it is feasible to add images in the form of a shape? (Arrow, Line or letters)
  3. How I can Embed Code?
  4. Can I import CSV files (Google My Maps, Open source maps) with pre-defined Lat Long areas?
  5. Is it good to stitch images captured from Good Camera or Phone Camera?

Why I'm interested

  1. Get to know how together Community can bring civic actions in their local area and hence changes in the Government amendments and policies.
  2. Building youngsters to have a sense of purpose and joy in problem-solving.
  3. Keeping agencies informed on the Problem for the Civic or Environmental Issues.

6 Comments

Hi! This sounds great, thanks for posting!!!

Thank you @warren . Expecting responses soon and looking forward to more here.


Super! Actually there are a number of folks across the Public Lab network in the Bangalore area, would you have any interest in being in touch? I know one person in particular who I could reach out to.

Did you want to talk a little bit more about where you're doing this project? No need to share exact locations or anything if you don't want, but if it's of interest to you to reach other folks in the area through the PL network, that'd be cool!

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Thanks @warren . Love to interact with fellow folks in Bangalore on Mapknitter and contribute more to this.I am in south Bangalore(Jayanagar )right now My project details: Project Idea 1: (currently working on this) Mapping the Garbage Dump, Garbage Burning in my Local Ward area where 40,000 to 80,000 people reside in.

Project Idea 2: Sun Map to capture the rooftop open areas in each area and chart out the possibility of installing Solar panels as a Community-level Renewable Energy Grid. Post mapping, Find dimensions and map weather patterns, the position of the sun in the sky at different times of the year, and shade from nearby obstructions like trees and tall buildings.


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How can I add a Marker on the Location (lat, long coordinates)? Right now I am could view the exact area of the place but I don't know where I am exactly.

I think you can start a map using latitude and longitude. Maybe we should open an issue at https://github.com/publiclab/mapknitter to show the center-of-window coordinates somewhere useful?

How it is feasible to add images in the form of a shape? (Arrow, Line or letters)

Oh, interesting. I'm not quite sure, but you can upload PNGs with alpha transparency, if that helps?

How I can Embed Code?

Ah, embed a MapKnitter map on another page? There is an Embed button in the sidebar that generates the code!

Can I import CSV files (Google My Maps, Open source maps) with pre-defined Lat Long areas?

Ah, like to show other maps overlaid? Can you share an example map you'd like to do this with? It could be another good MapKnitter feature.

Is it good to stitch images captured from Good Camera or Phone Camera?

For this, probably check out https://publiclab.org/camera-selection

I hope this helps!!

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@warren thanks for the response. Will explore more on this. PFA the attached Garbage dumps csv files herewith for reference. I would like to add this in the Mapknitter.

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