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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Alaska Range balloon mapping

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 1 | 2,391 | 1

Okay, this is probably not what you were expecting. Reasonable people have recommended <a href="...

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photos of a (sub)urban forest recovery Post-Katrina

by eustatic over 6 years ago | 0 | 2,341 | 2

Sunday we flew to photograph recent efforts to restore Louisiana’s Coastal Forests on the westban...

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Analytics on aerial images -- using filesize

by warren about 6 years ago | 6 | 2,325 | 0

Update, June 2014: This has now been implemented as part of MapKnitter, known as [MapKnitter ...

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555 Trigger for Synchronized Dual Cameras

by warren over 6 years ago | 6 | 6,551 | 0

I've been setting up a 555-based timer ([the Velleman MK111](http://cs-sales.net/veintikitras.htm...

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3-D Images- Big Branch Balloon Mapping

by astoicof about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,327 | 1

After the <a href="http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/eustatic/6-11-2012/point-platte-marsh-restor...

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Point Platte marsh restoration over time; air vs ground

by eustatic about 6 years ago | 2 | 2,849 | 0

Marsh restoration over time, by land, sea, and air In early 2010, GRN worked with bayou rebirt...

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NRG images of cover crop trials

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 7 | 5,289 | 0

I used [Ned Horning’s ImageJ macro]( http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/nedhorning/5-31-2012/regis...

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RGB +D (red, green, blue, depth) FOSS for Kinect data + video

by mathew about 6 years ago | 0 | 4,027 | 0

The RGB +D (red, green, blue, depth) project is an open source toolkit...

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Lee, NH PLOTS/FarmHack Meetup

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 6 | 7,144 | 0

We had a successful day last week balloon mapping an agricultural experiment study in Lee, New Ha...

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Must see map and video of SF Park

by gonzoearth over 6 years ago | 0 | 1,769 | 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 New Contributor over 6 years ago | 6 | 2,464 | 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 over 6 years ago | 0 | 3,314 | 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 over 6 years ago | 0 | 1,458 | 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 over 6 years ago | 7 | 2,366 | 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 over 6 years ago | 0 | 1,872 | 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 over 6 years ago | 0 | 4,010 | 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 over 6 years ago | 4 | 1,539 | 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 over 6 years ago | 2 | 2,948 | 0

for the NIR imaging tool project Chris H...

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Mapping movement in Union Square NYC

by Shannon over 6 years ago | 2 | 1,881 | 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 over 6 years ago | 0 | 1,830 | 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 over 6 years ago | 9 | 4,914 | 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 over 6 years ago | 0 | 1,766 | 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 New Contributor over 6 years ago | 0 | 3,162 | 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 over 6 years ago | 0 | 1,750 | 2