Aerial Photography

This is an open source community effort to develop simple, low-cost aerial photography methods for a range of conditions. All accessible hardware and software efforts are welcome here!

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Aerial Photogrammetry Test at Amboy Crater, CA

by DevanHarlan New Contributor 7 months ago | 10 | 327 | 1

Description: Aerial photography and 3D photogrammetry conducted while in residence at JTHAR,...

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Pre-order the community written Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren 8 months ago | 3 | 229 | 2

This 3.5 x 5.5 inch illustrated booklet was printed at the AS220 community print shop by Jacque B...

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Learn to kite map a marsh: an October 21st workshop at Tidmarsh Farms

by warren 12 months ago | 0 | 521 | 0

Hi, folks - in response to Glorianna Davenport's [request for help](

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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 3 | 290 | 1

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](

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A sweet way to attach a camera to a kite or balloon line

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 2 | 457 | 2

Above: All you need to make a good camera rig for aerial photography. This is a really easy wa...

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Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 278 | 2

This is a series on #balloon-mapping, as part of our month-long Kickstarter campaign to launch ...

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Calling for your favorite Kite/Balloon Mapping images and video!

by bronwen over 1 year ago | 20 | 379 | 4

(above image by @C_Eich in [Union Square, NY](

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Reconfigurable Rig Pole Configuration and GitHub Repository

by ranon about 2 years ago | 10 | 1,216 | 2

The most recent configuration for the Reconfigurable Rig is the portrait pole configuration. I...

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Ball Joint KAP Rigs

by ranon about 2 years ago | 0 | 551 | 2

The ball joint camera mount offers a minimalistic and effective solution to getting fixed angl...

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Auto EOS M

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 0 | 3,076 | 5

If I am going to use a Canon EOS M for kite aerial photography, I have to figure out how to trigg...

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by cfastie over 2 years ago | 1 | 1,630 | 2

Above: The ascent of KAP cameras. The first camera most Public Lab mappers put into the air ...

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DJI UAV mapping with Gimp correction of fisheye effect

by patcoyle over 3 years ago | 3 | 3,207 | 2

Continue to explore mapping with corrections to fisheye effect in images from low altitude UAVs ...

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DIY Pole Mapping Camera Mount

by Natalie over 3 years ago | 1 | 3,933 | 1

So after my first post of DIYing it with the plastic pen caps I decided to go back to the drawin...

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OpenDroneMap: Open Source Toolkit for processing Civilian Drone Imagery gets orthophotos

by smathermather over 3 years ago | 6 | 12,021 | 5

OpenDroneMap ( is a tool to postprocess small Unmanned Aeri...

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OpenDroneMap -- Automatic postprocessing aerial data

by smathermather almost 4 years ago | 7 | 4,472 | 4

OpenDroneMap ( is inten...

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Mobius Actioncam with WRATTEN 25a filter NDVI analysis on PhotoMonitoring Plugin

by silvanhi about 4 years ago | 10 | 3,756 | 2

Hello everybody. I really appreciate this useful and open-minded communtiy. I spent the last coup...

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Dowel failure on my Tyvek Delta kite

by Adam-Griffith over 5 years ago | 1 | 5,370 | 1

So I was at Folly Beach on Friday the 17th in 10-12 MPH winds. I launched my 9 foot Tyvek Delta ...

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