Img 20170622 113106 860 2

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.

Learn more on the wiki page

Notes tagged with balloon-mapping

Ask a question about balloon-mapping or Subscribe to answer questions on this topic


Lab 5

by nchapman 5 days ago | 0 | 52 | 0

take photos

Read more


Aerial Photogrammetry Test at Amboy Crater, CA

by DevanHarlan 9 days ago | 6 | 141 | 1

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

Read more


Aerial Mapping: Community science workshop with Public Lab

by ChristianWagley 20 days ago | 0 | 154 | 2

What: Balloon and kite mapping workshop When: Saturday March 10, 9 am -- 4 pm Where: Indian Bay...

Read more


MapKnitter update: very high resolution mapping

by warren about 1 month ago | 1 | 157 | 3

For the first time in a while, we've updated MapKnitter.org -- after the...

Read more



Pre-order the community written Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren about 1 month ago | 3 | 138 | 2

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

Read more


Sedimentation in the FL panhandle

by ChristianWagley about 2 months ago | 1 | 180 | 3

The FL Department of Environmental Protection is largely in control of making certain that th...

Read more


How to Help Citizens Affected by Factory Farming? #waterquality #airquality #CAFO #factoryfarms

by Zengirl2 2 months ago | 0 | 267 | 3

The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) recently held ...

Read more


Local Perspectives at Barnraising 2017

by a1ahna 3 months ago | 2 | 409 | 4

![image description](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/022/373/large/IMG_0937.JPG "I...

Read more



Round-table discussion on the concept of citizen science

by imvec 3 months ago | 0 | 162 | 0

Tabakalera International Center for Contemporary Culture in Donosti, Spain. Friday 10, Nove...

Read more


MapKnitter map of Geog 1103-VAS- Lab 5- Uncc Map

by vsanche4 5 months ago | 0 | 127 | 0

<iframe src="https://mapknitter.org/embed/geog-1103-vas-lab-5-uncc-map" style="border:none" width...

Read more


Workshop: Mapping the Africatown Connections Blueway

by stevie 5 months ago | 0 | 294 | 2

_Lead image thanks to THE CROWD & THE CLOUD, CrowdAndCloud.org, supported by NSF, the National Sc...

Read more


Request for kite/balloon mapping help at Tidmarsh Farms wetlands restoration in Plymouth MA

by warren 5 months ago | 0 | 251 | 1

A LOT of events are coming up across the Public Lab network, folks -- this one on Saturday, Octob...

Read more



Having Fun Testing Attachments

by Zengirl2 5 months ago | 1 | 144 | 1

![image description](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/021/692/original/Hiddencity.p...

Read more


MAPPING WORKSHOP AT DOCVILLE FARM IN VIOLET, LA – ST. BERNARD PARISH

by gilbert 6 months ago | 1 | 406 | 1

RESEARCH NOTE: MAPPING WORKSHOP AT DOCVILLE FARM IN VIOLET, LA -- ST. BERNARD PARISH On Fr...

Read more


Winds aloft: less noise

by cfastie 6 months ago | 7 | 260 | 1

My first results from a [Modern Device wind sensor](https://moderndevice.com/product/wind-sensor-...

Read more


Community Mapping in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

by stevie 6 months ago | 0 | 392 | 0

Join Public Lab, the [Meraux Foundation][1], and collaborators for a hands on Do-It-Together comm...

Read more



Winds aloft

by cfastie 7 months ago | 3 | 313 | 3

_Above: This seven foot Rokkaku kite lifted a two pound camera rig with EOS M and SkyPod data log...

Read more


Mapping rugged coastal environments with a Raspberry Pi and a balloon?

by samwf 7 months ago | 8 | 277 | 4

The short: I'm a geoscience graduate student. For my project, I need high-resolution, quanti...

Read more


Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie 7 months ago | 3 | 223 | 1

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

Read more


Collaboratively write the new Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren 8 months ago | 23 | 397 | 2

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

Read more



Stories of balloon and kite mapping in education

by warren 8 months ago | 0 | 184 | 1

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

Read more


Public Lab Community Newsletter: June 2017

by klie 8 months ago | 0 | 170 | 0

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

Read more


Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren 8 months ago | 0 | 216 | 2

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

Read more


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

by bronwen 8 months ago | 0 | 172 | 7

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

Read more