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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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Use Google Drive to share large photo collections

by warren 14 days ago | 0 | 145 | 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 14 days ago | 0 | 86 | 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 15 days ago | 0 | 119 | 1

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 18 days ago | 2 | 98 | 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 24 days ago | 0 | 152 | 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 about 1 month ago | 0 | 194 | 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 about 1 month ago | 0 | 190 | 2

Once you have collected your images, you should set aside a block of time (at least 3 hours) ...

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Host a balloon mapping workshop

by liz 2 months ago | 0 | 104 | 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 2 months ago | 5 | 48 | 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 3 months ago | 2 | 59 | 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 3 months ago | 0 | 43 | 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 4 months ago | 0 | 38 | 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 4 months ago | 3 | 51 | 2

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

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Adding GPS logging to a kite or balloon aerial photography rig

by cfastie 5 months ago | 0 | 71 | 3

_Above: A GPS board mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The module is powered by the existing battery on t...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: December 2016

by klie 5 months ago | 0 | 337 | 3

We've relaunched the newsletter and will be sending it out monthly, in addition to sharing it on...

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How useful is a map?

by clauds 5 months ago | 0 | 262 | 2

As we finish preparing the map of Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp that we are producing from our ba...

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A balloon mapping event at MPavilion (Melbourne, Australia)

by AssemblePapers 6 months ago | 3 | 337 | 3

We are Assemble Papers, a Melbourne, Australia-based weekly on...

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Hello Kitty Watchdog Patrols the Gowanus Canal Skies

by eymund over 4 years ago | 1 | 3,042 | 2

hello

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Ranon reconfigures the rig

by cfastie 9 months ago | 6 | 628 | 4

*Above: Eighteen portrait mode photos taken by a Reconfigurable Rig were stitched into this ~half...

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Flight Report

by ranon 10 months ago | 5 | 1,098 | 4

We started off by using a pole mapping kit to photograph all of the kite and balloon gear we b...

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Friction Stoppers

by ranon 11 months ago | 6 | 641 | 2

In developing the reconfigurable rig and tilt mechanism, a few instances have arisen where fric...

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Hand Assembled Pendulums

by ranon 11 months ago | 0 | 502 | 2

[![Pendulum_with_rig.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/947/large/Pendulum_wi...

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Reconfigurable Rig

by ranon 11 months ago | 0 | 542 | 2

[![Tilt_Mechanism_(v3_recovered).png](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/894/lar...

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Aerial Photography Rigging Needs

by mathew 11 months ago | 0 | 536 | 0

I want to assess our community's aerial photography rig needs for kite, balloon, and pole mapping...

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Square Plastic Rod KAP Rig

by ranon 11 months ago | 0 | 583 | 1

[![Square_Tubing_Rig_Sketch.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/789/large/Squa...

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Ball Joint KAP Rigs

by ranon 11 months ago | 0 | 491 | 2

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

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Cardboard Foldable KAP Rig

by ranon 12 months ago | 0 | 728 | 2

I have begun to think about the possibility of using folded cardboard as a material for buil...

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Silly Putty KAP Rig

by ranon 12 months ago | 4 | 680 | 2

[![8429723453_4a9693d427_z.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/606/large/84297...

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Kaptery Rig Remodel

by ranon 12 months ago | 5 | 671 | 2

Hi! My name is Ranon and I am an Autodesk intern here at Public Lab's Portland location fo...

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PL with FA @ Venice Bienalle

by hagitkeysar about 1 year ago | 2 | 1,132 | 6

I have had a really huge opportunity to join the work of the curator Debby Farber from the Israel...

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