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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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Must see map and video of SF Park

by gonzoearth almost 6 years ago | 0 | 1,768 | 2

this Dolores Park map just went online, the map is great and the video is Amazing! http://publi...

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SLO pre flight

by jl almost 6 years ago | 6 | 2,458 | 1

Here's the rig setup I'm attempting to launch. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/j03lar50n/7...

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Print maps from the PLOTS Archive and MapKnitter

by gonzoearth almost 6 years ago | 0 | 3,297 | 6

This was a bit lost in the hubbub over the Google announcement, but a few weeks ago we added a fe...

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Galena Park Community "treasure maps"

by Shannon almost 6 years ago | 0 | 1,452 | 2

At Galena Park community mapping workshop today (led by Kat and Eli from the Pacific Institute), ...

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Annotated maps roundup

by warren almost 6 years ago | 7 | 2,354 | 0

Several people have been interested in an "annotated maps" feature for MapKnitter and the PLOTS a...

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uStream aerial video

by liz almost 6 years ago | 0 | 1,869 | 2

<iframe width="480" height="386" src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/recorded/22119763" scrolling="n...

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Using Kites as Atmospheric Wind-speed Meters

by mathew almost 6 years ago | 0 | 3,967 | 2

The idea is fairly simple, measure the inclination of the kite line and the tension on the line, ...

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NRDA process aerial image acquisition tech. specs.

by Shannon almost 6 years ago | 4 | 1,536 | 2

Technical specifications and scope of work/services for aerial image acquisition and image p...

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Using cameras for NIR that have no buit-in NIR hotfilter

by gonzoearth almost 6 years ago | 2 | 2,945 | 0

for the NIR imaging tool project Chris H...

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Mapping movement in Union Square NYC

by Shannon almost 6 years ago | 2 | 1,853 | 2

More images from the event can be found here (as well as images from the Water Quality Hackathon ...

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iLAB Fellowship Award

by liz almost 6 years ago | 0 | 1,814 | 0

Jessica Einhorn, Lailye Wiedman, and Liz Barry were awarded one of two iLAB fellowships for 2012 ...

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Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor

by Adam-Griffith almost 6 years ago | 9 | 4,815 | 0

This free utility that runs on 32 and 64 bit machines has no size limits for image compositing. ...

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100 Maps

by gonzoearth almost 6 years ago | 0 | 1,763 | 2

There are now 100 published maps in the Public Laboratory Archive! I look forward to increased...

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AirQualityEgg sensor-box for real-time air column monitoring

by edborden almost 6 years ago | 0 | 3,156 | 2

This sensor system is a modification of the Air Quality Egg's outside air pollution sensor box (a...

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Balloon-kite sketches at EcoHack II

by warren almost 6 years ago | 0 | 1,744 | 2


High traffic stats and server issues recap

by warren almost 6 years ago | 0 | 2,559 | 2

We've had some high traffic over the past few days due to coverage related to the [Google annouce...

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PLOTS adoption of the CERN Open Hardware License

by warren almost 6 years ago | 0 | 4,175 | 0

Hello Public Labbers and Grassroots Mappers! To date, the documentation and open science liter...

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Visible/IR mapping camera process

by cfastie almost 6 years ago | 1 | 2,622 | 0

Image: Spectral response of each color channel (R,G,B) of a Canon 40D with the IR block filter re...

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Good shutter synchronization

by cfastie almost 6 years ago | 4 | 3,275 | 0

I found a st...

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Arthur W. Mears Kite Balloon, archetype for Kingfisher, Skystar?

by mathew almost 6 years ago | 2 | 3,183 | 3

Again, from the Yahoo kite patents group...

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Video History of Balloons: 1944 US Navy

by liz almost 6 years ago | 0 | 2,434 | 2

Main image from civil war re...

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Almost synchronous shutters

by cfastie almost 6 years ago | 0 | 4,100 | 0

I finally got two cameras to shoot simultaneously. Shooting pairs of visible and near IR photos ...

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Davis Square balloon photos

by warren almost 6 years ago | 1 | 2,311 | 0

From the Boston-area March Mapping Madness meetup this morning. Thanks to everyone who came out!

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Harrisburg students use PLOTS balloon mapping (local TV clip)

by warren almost 6 years ago | 0 | 1,905 | 2

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cen2hMRdhR8" frameborder="0" ...

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