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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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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie 10 months ago | 3 | 262 | 1

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](

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Collaboratively write the new Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren 11 months ago | 27 | 482 | 2

As we gear up for the launch of our [new Mini Kite and Balloon Kits](

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Stories of balloon and kite mapping in education

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 220 | 1

As part of our series on all the amazing work that's been done with kite and balloon mapping over...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: June 2017

by klie 11 months ago | 0 | 203 | 0

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [](http://pub...

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Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 248 | 2

This is a series on #balloon-mapping, as part of our month-long Kickstarter campaign to launch ...

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A New Balloon and Kite Mapping campaign: Kickstarter Gold and Beyond!

by bronwen 11 months ago | 0 | 197 | 5

We've just launched a new kite and balloon mapping project as a part of _Kickstarter Gold...

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Balloon Kits in the Wild!

by bronwen 12 months ago | 3 | 221 | 1

We're putting out a call for photos, videos, sketches, fax printouts, clay impressions: any kind ...

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Calling for your favorite Kite/Balloon Mapping images and video!

by bronwen 12 months ago | 20 | 353 | 4

(above image by @C_Eich in [Union Square, NY](

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How to Build a Specialty Phone Carriage

by sdepolo 12 months ago | 0 | 221 | 1

Smartphone Specialty Carriage An apparatus to carry and protect a standard smartphone with attac...

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Kite Aerial Mapping for Golden Trout Camp: Exploring Techniques for Mapping in Remote Locations

by lydia123 12 months ago | 2 | 209 | 2

Authors: Lydia, Conor, Jane Link that helped us with our project:

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Investigating Thermal Properties of Rooftops Using Aerial Mapping

by sdepolo 12 months ago | 0 | 214 | 1

Our group set out to collect data on the thermal properties of rooftops at the Thacher campus u...

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Aerial Mapping of Effects of a Water Diversion

by section1group1 12 months ago | 0 | 206 | 1

Aerial Mapping of Effects of a Water Diversion Choi, Doubleday, Everett, Kallett A short way fr...

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Analyzing Thacher Insulation: an Aerial Thermal Mapping Project

by NIKIBOPOLOUS 12 months ago | 0 | 174 | 1

Analyzing Thacher Insulation: an Aerial Thermal Mapping Project By Anthony, Reese, and Bob May ...

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All the Shingle Ladies

by section1bp 12 months ago | 1 | 482 | 4

All The Shingle Ladies Put Your Roofs Up Clare, Helena, Pria and Zoe AP Environmental Science ...

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Aerial Observation of North and South Facing Slope Ecologies

by aerialmapping123 12 months ago | 0 | 160 | 0

We set out to observe the differences in vegetation and appearance between North and South fa...

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Mapping the Thacher Bioswale: Analyzing Erosion Patterns and Vegetation

by section1group3 12 months ago | 0 | 156 | 0

Bioswale By Béa, Clare, Henry, and Griffin Our AP Environmental Science class at The Thacher Sc...

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Use Google Drive to share large photo collections

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 290 | 1

In #balloon-mapping, #timelapse, #photo-monitoring and other methods documented on this site, you...

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Share large numbers of photos (or files) using BitTorrent

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 181 | 0

It's hard to share lots of images the way we often want to after Public Lab meetups, when we'...

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Aerial Mapping Projects in Environmental Science at The Thacher School

by thacherenvisci about 1 year ago | 0 | 277 | 3

Students in the AP Environmental Science class at the Thacher School are embarking on aerial ma...

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The Colors Mountain

by imvec about 1 year ago | 2 | 159 | 3

The Colors Mountain is a collective artistic intervention project developed during 6 years that ...

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Stormwater Workshop Two Report: Community Mapping

by stevie about 1 year ago | 1 | 309 | 3

On April 8th 12 people gathered for the second in the [Stormwater Workshop series][1]. The goal o...

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 0 | 295 | 1

*Above: After letting the SkyPod record data all afternoon in the yard (boring), I took it for a ...

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Stitching Images into Maps with MapKnitter

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 325 | 2

Once you have collected your images, you should set aside a block...

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Host a balloon mapping workshop

by liz about 1 year ago | 0 | 317 | 3

Want to show others how to make balloon or kite maps? Need help mapping a large site or doing lon...

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