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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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Point Platte marsh restoration over time; air vs ground

by eustatic almost 6 years ago | 2 | 2,835 | 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 almost 6 years ago | 7 | 5,279 | 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 almost 6 years ago | 0 | 4,006 | 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 almost 6 years ago | 6 | 7,108 | 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 about 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 about 6 years ago | 6 | 2,460 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,309 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,456 | 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 about 6 years ago | 7 | 2,361 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,870 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,993 | 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 about 6 years ago | 4 | 1,538 | 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 about 6 years ago | 2 | 2,946 | 0

for the NIR imaging tool project Chris H...

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Mapping movement in Union Square NYC

by Shannon about 6 years ago | 2 | 1,871 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,824 | 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 about 6 years ago | 9 | 4,866 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,765 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,159 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,748 | 2


High traffic stats and server issues recap

by warren about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,568 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 4,194 | 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 about 6 years ago | 1 | 2,626 | 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 about 6 years ago | 4 | 3,282 | 0

I found a st...

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

by mathew about 6 years ago | 2 | 3,193 | 3

Again, from the Yahoo kite patents group...

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