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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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Host a balloon mapping workshop

by liz 15 days ago | 0 | 51 | 2

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 17 days ago | 5 | 30 | 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 about 1 month ago | 2 | 16 | 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 about 1 month ago | 0 | 13 | 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 about 1 month ago | 0 | 11 | 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 2 months ago | 3 | 14 | 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 3 months ago | 0 | 12 | 2

_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 3 months ago | 0 | 328 | 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 3 months ago | 0 | 252 | 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 4 months ago | 3 | 327 | 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 | 3,031 | 2

hello

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Ranon reconfigures the rig

by cfastie 7 months ago | 6 | 616 | 4

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

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Flight Report

by ranon 8 months ago | 5 | 1,077 | 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 9 months ago | 6 | 628 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 496 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 536 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 527 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 577 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 485 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 717 | 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 10 months ago | 4 | 668 | 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 10 months ago | 5 | 659 | 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 10 months ago | 2 | 1,125 | 6

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

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis – Xiaoqing Qin

by Xiaoqing 11 months ago | 0 | 484 | 1

Have been in St. Louis for three years for my master of landscape architecture in Washington Univ...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Rory Thibault

by rthibault 11 months ago | 0 | 717 | 1

I am one of the students that was a part of Derek Hoeferlin's Public Lab: River Rat Pack class. I...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Katie Haas

by Kahaas10 11 months ago | 0 | 741 | 1

At the start of the seminar course, we looked to the Public Lab for strategies and procedures for...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Exhibition

by derekhoeferlin 11 months ago | 4 | 1,316 | 4

Since January, 2016 the Public Lab River Rat Pack (led by Architect and Assistant Professor Derek...

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Questions: Balloon size and balloon mappers in Sheffield, UK

by lionfish 12 months ago | 9 | 845 | 1

I want to track bumblebees! I'll explain the project in a later note. but the general situatio...

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Public Lab Installation in the EU Joint Research Center

by hagitkeysar about 1 year ago | 0 | 561 | 2

New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality 3-4 March 2016 , Ispra, Italy Early Mar...

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Auto EOS M

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 0 | 2,470 | 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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