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Balloon & Kite Mapping

Balloon mapping is a low-cost way to take aerial photos using a camera, attached to a balloon, on a spool of string. People have done this from a few hundred feet up all the way to over 4,000 feet in the air.

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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie 5 days ago | 2 | 57 | 0

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/03-27-2...

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Collaboratively write the new Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren 21 days ago | 1 | 131 | 1

As we gear up for the launch of our [new Mini Kite and Balloon Kits](http://kickstarter.com/proje...

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Stories of balloon and kite mapping in education

by warren 22 days ago | 0 | 90 | 1

As part of our series on all the amazing work that's been done with kite and balloon mapping over...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: June 2017

by klie 22 days ago | 0 | 101 | 0

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [publiclab.org](http://pub...

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Challenges, questions and problem-solving together: choosing cameras for Mini Balloon and Kite Kits

by warren 25 days ago | 0 | 77 | 0

Thanks for a terrific first week of [our Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/public...

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Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 118 | 1

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

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A New Balloon and Kite Mapping campaign: Kickstarter Gold and Beyond!

by bronwen about 1 month ago | 0 | 115 | 2

We've just launched a new kite and balloon mapping project as a part of _Kickstarter Gold...

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Balloon Kits in the Wild!

by bronwen about 1 month ago | 3 | 134 | 1

We're putting out a call for photos, videos, sketches, fax printouts, clay impressions: any kind ...

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

by bronwen about 1 month ago | 15 | 160 | 4

(above image by @C_Eich in [Union Square, NY](https://publiclab.org/notes/ceich/6-28-2012/picture...

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How to Build a Specialty Phone Carriage

by sdepolo about 1 month ago | 0 | 59 | 0

Smartphone Specialty Carriage An apparatus to carry and protect a standard smartphone with attac...

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Kite Aerial Mapping for Golden Trout Camp: Exploring Techniques for Mapping in Remote Locations

by lydia123 about 1 month ago | 2 | 128 | 2

Authors: Lydia, Conor, Jane Link that helped us with our project: http://kap.ced.berkeley.edu/kap...

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Investigating Thermal Properties of Rooftops Using Aerial Mapping

by sdepolo about 1 month ago | 0 | 66 | 0

Our group set out to collect data on the thermal properties of rooftops at the Thacher campus u...

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Aerial Mapping of Effects of a Water Diversion

by section1group1 about 1 month ago | 0 | 80 | 0

Aerial Mapping of Effects of a Water Diversion Choi, Doubleday, Everett, Kallett A short way fr...

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Analyzing Thacher Insulation: an Aerial Thermal Mapping Project

by NIKIBOPOLOUS about 1 month ago | 0 | 55 | 0

Analyzing Thacher Insulation: an Aerial Thermal Mapping Project By Anthony, Reese, and Bob May ...

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All the Shingle Ladies

by section1bp about 1 month ago | 1 | 302 | 3

All The Shingle Ladies Put Your Roofs Up Clare, Helena, Pria and Zoe AP Environmental Science ...

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Aerial Observation of North and South Facing Slope Ecologies

by aerialmapping123 about 1 month ago | 0 | 45 | 0

We set out to observe the differences in vegetation and appearance between North and South fa...

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Mapping the Thacher Bioswale: Analyzing Erosion Patterns and Vegetation

by section1group3 about 1 month ago | 0 | 42 | 0

Bioswale By Béa, Clare, Henry, and Griffin Our AP Environmental Science class at The Thacher Sc...

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Use Google Drive to share large photo collections

by warren 2 months ago | 0 | 177 | 1

In #balloon-mapping, #timelapse, #photo-monitoring and other methods documented on this site, you...

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Share large numbers of photos (or files) using BitTorrent

by warren 2 months ago | 0 | 112 | 0

It's hard to share lots of images the way we often want to after Public Lab meetups, when we'...

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Aerial Mapping Projects in Environmental Science at The Thacher School

by thacherenvisci 2 months ago | 0 | 140 | 3

Students in the AP Environmental Science class at the Thacher School are embarking on aerial ma...

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The Colors Mountain

by imvec 3 months ago | 2 | 115 | 3

The Colors Mountain is a collective artistic intervention project developed during 6 years that ...

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Stormwater Workshop Two Report: Community Mapping

by stevie 3 months ago | 1 | 196 | 3

On April 8th 12 people gathered for the second in the [Stormwater Workshop series][1]. The goal o...

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie 3 months ago | 0 | 217 | 1

*Above: After letting the SkyPod record data all afternoon in the yard (boring), I took it for a ...

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Stitching Images into Maps with MapKnitter

by warren 4 months ago | 0 | 235 | 2

Once you have collected your images, you should set aside a block...

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Host a balloon mapping workshop

by liz 4 months ago | 0 | 141 | 3

Want to show others how to make balloon or kite maps? Need help mapping a large site or doing lon...

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Exhibition and Mapping Workshops in Bourj Al Shamali

by firas 4 months ago | 5 | 57 | 4

On 4 -5 February, an exhibition of our balloon mapping project took place in Al Hula Associat...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew 5 months ago | 2 | 111 | 4

This activity replaces the PET Bottle Rig wiki page. The P...

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Build a juice bottle-based rig to carry two cameras

by warren 5 months ago | 0 | 71 | 1

This (old) guide shows how to make a protective case large enough for [two synchronized cameras](...

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Maps without borders: Stories of civic science in action

by Cindy_ExCites 6 months ago | 0 | 64 | 2

This storytelling exhibition showcases powerful aerial maps created by citizens using [kites, bal...

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Beaufort Wind Scale Comic, 1906

by mathew 6 months ago | 3 | 99 | 2

The [Beaufort Scale][1] is a means of measuring wind speed by visual inspection of indirect facto...

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