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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playaround 2018 - Taipei | Off Ground - Fly High

by dusjagr 4 days ago | 0 | 79 | 3

See more documentation on the [Hackteria Wiki](https://www.hackteria.org/wiki/PA18_Off_Ground-F...

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Airpup: designing a kite balloon

by mathew 5 days ago | 1 | 244 | 4

Airpup is a small kite balloon designed for quiet, lon...

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Three sixty

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,183 | 0

Six or seven years ago Illah Nourbakhsh and Randy Sargent at Carnegie Mellon University recognize...

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Super Redstone

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 3 | 3,441 | 3

I took a new super-red Infragram camera for a test flight yesterday over a field that was scarred...

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iFarm Big Picture

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,788 | 1

Image above: All the iFarm participants graciously made Hay Angels for the kite borne camera,...

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Water chestnut NRG

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 0 | 4,831 | 2

Image above: False color infrared image of floating leaved plants on Lake Warner, MA. The ca...

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The KAPtober Collection

by cfastie about 4 years ago | 1 | 4,303 | 5

This weekend I hosted some family in Vermont and we combined leaf peeping with kite photography. ...

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Agricultural mapping

by cfastie almost 6 years ago | 0 | 7,625 | 2

NDVI image of part of the Lee, NH cover crop field trial we mapped by balloon in May, 2012. F...

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NDVI output

by cfastie almost 6 years ago | 2 | 29,808 | 2

Three new color tables made by Ned Horning to present NDVI values as color images. Ned ...

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Check up on Bayou Bienvenue 22 August 2018

by eustatic 2 months ago | 7 | 316 | 3

We flew an old school Canon and balloon rig, like in the glory days of 2010, in the still heat of...

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Make a lightweight camera rig from corrugated plastic or cardboard

by warren 3 months ago | 2 | 164 | 2

When kite mapping with mini cameras, #gopro or #mobius cameras, I like to use a ...

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Public Lab partnership with NASA AREN project brings new easy-to-use tools for classroom use

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 632 | 2

Since 2011, Public Lab community members around the world have been building an...

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New accessibility features for making aerial maps in MapKnitter

by warren 4 months ago | 7 | 606 | 0

Map-making with your aerial photos is an important part of balloon or kite mapping. It's like mak...

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Africatown Connections Blueway Celebration

by Delaney 4 months ago | 0 | 187 | 1

On June 16th, we attended a celebration honoring the completion of the Africatown Connections Blu...

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MapKnitter map of grantparkcaltech

by charlesnelson New Contributor 5 months ago | 0 | 89 | 0

<iframe src="https://mapknitter.org/embed/grantparkcaltech" style="border:none" width="100%" heig...

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Bay Area Maker Faire!

by stevie 5 months ago | 0 | 400 | 1

Public Lab will be hosting a community science space at the San Francisco Maker Faire this coming...

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MapKnitter map of Fontainebleau State Park Balloon RBG

by tmclean1 5 months ago | 3 | 150 | 1

<iframe src="https://mapknitter.org/embed/fontainebleau-state-park-balloon-rbg" style="border:non...

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Mapping Turkey Creek, Gulfport, MS

by stevie 6 months ago | 0 | 192 | 1

We've been exploring the Turkey Creek Watershed in Gulfport, Mississippi with the Steps Coalition...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew over 1 year ago | 2 | 356 | 4

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

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Replicated with Cannon A2300

by icarito 8 months ago | 0 | 141 | 2

It was possible to make SD bootable from camera menu. I used [ACID](http://www.zenoshrdlu.com/aci...

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Hello Kitty Watchdog Patrols the Gowanus Canal Skies

by eymund almost 6 years ago | 0 | 3,144 | 2

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy has been using kite and balloon photographs to map historic buried ...

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Lab 5

by nchapman New Contributor 8 months ago | 0 | 128 | 0

take photos

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Aerial Photogrammetry Test at Amboy Crater, CA

by DevanHarlan New Contributor 8 months ago | 10 | 334 | 1

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

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Aerial Mapping: Community science workshop with Public Lab

by ChristianWagley 9 months ago | 0 | 265 | 2

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

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