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The ecology and history of forests and landscapes, and new ways to see these things. High-resolution stitched images of vegetation, including low elevation aerial photography and multispectral imaging. Design and distribution of 3D printed aerial photography rigs via the KAPtery. Enlightening communities about where they live by revealing new perspectives on their environment.


cfastie was awarded the Empiricism Barnstar by warren for their work published in Grating angle.


cfastie was awarded the Basic Barnstar by Elidacanup for their work published in Broadening.


cfastie was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in Superblue.


cfastie was awarded the Video Documentation Barnstar by warren for their work published in SNOWFEST the Movie.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in NE Organizers Summit.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in LEAFFEST 2014 accounting.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by Hudonnoodles for their work published in Spherical KAP over Cocodrie.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in Public Lab Organizers Summit, 2014.


The JerkPan

by cfastie 15 days ago | 5 | 314 views | 2

Above: A 360° panorama stitched from 40 photos taken by a KAP rig with no motors or electronics. ...

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kite-aerial-photography camera-rig-tests aerial-photography photo-rig


KAP rig impasse

by cfastie 20 days ago | 3 | 290 views | 3

Above: A sketch (left) inspired by Pat's comment on Tony's Note and a rig inspired by the sketch ...

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Single vs. dual cameras

by cfastie 26 days ago | 1 | 470 views | 2

Above: Ned Horning taking an aerial photo of the scene for testing filters and calibration target...

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ndvi infrared filter infragram


DIY holiday

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 394 views | 0

The MakerBot elf has been busy and may have inadvertently made the most bizarre creche ever. Mer...

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holiday 3d-printing christmas response:11497



Tales from the Cryptogam

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 3 | 650 views | 2

Above: Little planet projection of a spherical panorama stitched from 25 photos taken by a Canon ...

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vermont polemapping pole-photography pap


How can one Infragram photo produce different NDVI results?

by cfastie 2 months ago | 6 | 858 views | 2

Rutvij bought an infrared Mobius camera (Infragram Point & Shoot) from the Public Lab store. ...

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ndvi infrared infragram question:infragram


Testing MIDOPT filters

by cfastie 2 months ago | 9 | 842 views | 2

Above: A folder full of photos of the same scene taken with different filters and different white...

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ndvi infrared filter infragram


Dual bandpass filters

by cfastie 3 months ago | 2 | 1,104 views | 1

Above: I don't really understand how interference filters work, and I'm pretty sure the person wh...

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ndvi infrared filter infragram



Harry Collins and his Sociologist Stones

by cfastie 3 months ago | 3 | 600 views | 3

Liz Barry has been organizing a discussion about expertise at the upcoming Public Lab Barnraising...

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leaffest barnraising philosophy leaffest2015


Converging on an 1886 viewpoint

by cfastie 3 months ago | 2 | 728 views | 2

Above: Little planet projection of an aerial panorama stitched from 25 photos taken by a Canon S1...

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kite-mapping middlebury vermont kite


On being doomed to repeat historical lithographs

by cfastie 3 months ago | 3 | 1,106 views | 4

Above: Little planet projection of a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken from the wrong place ...

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kite-mapping middlebury vermont kite


Kite => GPS => Explicate

by cfastie 3 months ago | 0 | 715 views | 2

Above: Little planet projection of a 23 photo panorama of Bristol, VT. October 30, 2015. Between...

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kite-mapping vermont kite saturnv



Cloudy Bright

by cfastie 4 months ago | 0 | 780 views | 2

Above: Stereographic projection of a half-spherical panorama of Vergennes stitched from 23 photos...

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kite-mapping vermont kite saturnv


Uncontrolled reentry

by cfastie 4 months ago | 3 | 1,003 views | 2

Above: Stereographic projection of a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken by a Canon S100 on a ...

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kite-mapping vermont kite saturnv


Power to the SkyShield

by cfastie 4 months ago | 5 | 1,145 views | 0

Above: The dreaded result when the SkyShield batteries get too low to drive the servos correctly....

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kite-mapping vermont kite saturnv


Middle Planet

by cfastie 4 months ago | 0 | 986 views | 2

Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical KAP panorama from a few hundred feet above the cen...

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kite-mapping vermont kite saturnv



The Orb of Salisbury

by cfastie 4 months ago | 1 | 1,232 views | 0

Above: The big white buildings are Maple Meadow Farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The longer ones house...

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kite-mapping vermont kite blog


Return to Planet LEAFFEST

by cfastie 4 months ago | 0 | 1,154 views | 1

Above: Dramatic differences in the surface of Planet LEAFFEST have been documented by repeat flyb...

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kite-mapping vermont kite leaffest


Nighthawk panoramas

by cfastie 4 months ago | 4 | 1,004 views | 5

Above: Planet LEAFFEST. A stereographic projection of a half spherical panorama above Lone Rock P...

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kite-mapping vermont kite leaffest


PFK Nighthawk debut at LEAFFEST

by cfastie 4 months ago | 1 | 1,236 views | 2

Above: A Nighthawk Delta from Paul's Fishing Kites flying in Vermont today. I had a brand new ki...

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kite-mapping vermont kite leaffest



Handheld AutoKAP

by cfastie 4 months ago | 0 | 612 views | 1

Above: Flying the Fled at LEAFFEST. A field reporter for the LEAFFESTer captured this moment on S...

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vermont leaffest saturnv skyshield


Twin Peaks, Tb or Hg?

by cfastie 4 months ago | 11 | 1,604 views | 4

Jeff is making great improvements to the way you can calibrate spectra at Spectral Workbench. Hi...

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spectrometer calibration web-development cfl


Fall delayed as LEAFFEST looms

by cfastie 4 months ago | 0 | 1,165 views | 3

Salisbury Vermont (LEAFFEST HQ) -- After nearly a decade of study, scientists in Vermont have dis...

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near-infrared-camera spectrometer vermont oil-spill-toolkit


LEAFFEST 2015

by cfastie 5 months ago | 1 | 1,303 views | 2

Above: The third annual LEAFFEST (2014) WHAT: An annual meetup to refine Public Lab tools and br...

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near-infrared-camera spectrometer vermont oil-spill-toolkit



Aerial Photo Rig Bargains

by cfastie 6 months ago | 1 | 1,286 views | 1

If you're thinking of moving up from that soda bottle rig, this could be your week. This week onl...

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kite-aerial-photography kap autokap redstone


Kite panoramas at 360Cities

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 1,082 views | 1

Above: The Saturn V Rig with strands of spider silk caught on the kite line. Spiders disperse by ...

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kite-aerial-photography alaska kap autokap


A Flight of Ice and Fireweed

by cfastie 7 months ago | 2 | 1,332 views | 1

Above: Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) near Glacier Gap Lake in the Amphitheater Mountains in ...

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kite-aerial-photography alaska kap autokap


Earth and Sky

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 1,231 views | 2

A SkyShield autoKAP controller can instruct a Saturn V KAP rig to take photos in all directions i...

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kite-aerial-photography alaska kap autokap



Minimal coverage

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 862 views | 1

Above: Launching the Saturn V Rig on its first flight over tundra. AutoKAP rigs typically have t...

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kite-aerial-photography alaska kap autokap


SkyShield v2 beta

by cfastie 8 months ago | 3 | 1,324 views | 0

Above: all the 3D printed parts for five Saturn V Rigs. . The next version of the SkyShield autoK...

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kite-aerial-photography kap autokap with:donblair