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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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Balloon Kits in the Wild!

by bronwen 9 months ago | 3 | 209 | 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 9 months ago | 20 | 307 | 5

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

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How to Build a Specialty Phone Carriage

by sdepolo 9 months ago | 0 | 180 | 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 9 months ago | 2 | 195 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 171 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 177 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 142 | 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 9 months ago | 1 | 442 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 133 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 127 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 254 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 171 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 245 | 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 10 months ago | 2 | 149 | 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 10 months ago | 1 | 291 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 280 | 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 11 months ago | 0 | 306 | 2

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

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Host a balloon mapping workshop

by liz 11 months ago | 0 | 279 | 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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Exhibition and Mapping Workshops in Bourj Al Shamali

by firas 11 months ago | 5 | 92 | 5

On 4 -5 February, an exhibition of our balloon mapping project took place in Al Hula Associat...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew 12 months ago | 2 | 192 | 4

This activity replaces the PET Bottle Rig wiki page. The P...

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Build a juice bottle-based rig to carry two cameras

by warren 12 months ago | 0 | 127 | 1

This (old) guide shows how to make a protective case large enough for [two synchronized cameras](...

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Maps without borders: Stories of civic science in action

by Cindy_ExCites about 1 year ago | 0 | 109 | 2

This storytelling exhibition showcases powerful aerial maps created by citizens using [kites, bal...

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Beaufort Wind Scale Comic, 1906

by mathew about 1 year ago | 4 | 237 | 3

The [Beaufort Scale][1] is a means of measuring wind speed by visual inspection of indirect facto...

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Adding GPS logging to a kite or balloon aerial photography rig

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 0 | 274 | 3

_Above: A GPS board mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The module is powered by the existing battery on t...

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