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

by mathew about 6 years ago | 2 | 3,194 | 3

Again, from the Yahoo kite patents group...

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Video History of Balloons: 1944 US Navy

by liz about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,440 | 2

Main image from civil war re...

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Almost synchronous shutters

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 0 | 4,112 | 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 about 6 years ago | 1 | 2,319 | 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 about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,912 | 2

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

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SpeakCityHeights balloon mapping on YouTube

by warren about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,625 | 2

<iframe width="500" height="284" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OeBDupHziKE" frameborder="0" ...

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Grassroots Mapping Tshirts

by warren about 6 years ago | 1 | 1,762 | 2

We're about to put them up for sale in the store... <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jef...

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Grassroots NDVI - time series

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 2 | 4,798 | 0

About a year after the launch of the first Landsat satellite in 1972, scientists began using the ...

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MapMaker Training

by gonzoearth about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,467 | 2

Get started at MapKnitter where you can start a project and use MapKnitter h...

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NRG image of Lima from balloon

by warren over 7 years ago | 1 | 2,567 | -2

From the Morflex untethered flight a couple weeks ago. Compare to: http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/e...

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Lima, Peru: Kite Making/Ballon Mapping Workshop, U. of San Marcos

by anita over 6 years ago | 7 | 5,090 | 0

We held a Ballon Mapping and Kite Making Workshop on the Campus of San Marcos on Jan. 28, 2012 wi...

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Rough placement of Chandeleur map

by warren about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,079 | 0

Preparing for the next issue of the Grassroots Mapping Forum; I managed to very roughly place our...

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Infrared camera hacking meetup modifies 7 cameras

by warren about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,728 | 2

The group infrared camera conversion meetup in Somerville last night went really well; we got thr...

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drones are coming, article link from the GRM mailing list

by gonzoearth over 6 years ago | 0 | 2,218 | 0

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/technology/drones-with-an-eye-on-the-public-cleared-to...

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Use a rubber band and knotted string to trigger a camera

by mathew over 6 years ago | 2 | 3,529 | 1

This is for use with the [PET Bottle Rig](http://publiclaboratory.org/wiki/pet-bottle-rubber-band...

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Efficiently sort images with Finder & Preview (Mac)

by mathew over 6 years ago | 0 | 6,842 | 1

I've made an instructional video on efficient image sorting with Preview and Finder, for quickly ...

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Goldsmiths University First Mapping session

by cesarharada over 6 years ago | 1 | 3,045 | 0

20:15, 2011 10 11 London, UK. Today, we went out mapping, or more precisely doing <a href=...

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Balloon-mapping a protest in Jerusalem

by warren almost 7 years ago | 1 | 4,543 | 0

(Above image by ActiveSti...

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Creating Multispectral Imagery for California Beaches

by MicheleTobias about 7 years ago | 6 | 2,770 | 1

Over the last few weeks, I've been working on streamlining a workflow to stitch together photos t...

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Area calculation of Mestia, Georgia

by warren about 7 years ago | 0 | 2,179 | 0

Wow, this 2-day flight resulted in over 1700 acres of of coverage at an average resolution of 21....

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Calculating area of a map, the dumb way

by warren about 7 years ago | 0 | 1,579 | 0

This online tool, at http://gisapps.co.union.nc.us/community-mapper/, is designed for parcel meas...

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Western Carolina University students map on the SC Coast

by Adam-Griffith about 7 years ago | 0 | 9 | 0

During the first w...

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