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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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Public Lab Community Newsletter: December 2016

by klie about 1 year ago | 0 | 402 | 3

We've relaunched the newsletter and will be sending it out monthly, in addition to sharing it on...

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How useful is a map?

by clauds about 1 year ago | 0 | 313 | 3

As we finish preparing the map of Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp that we are producing from our ba...

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A balloon mapping event at MPavilion (Melbourne, Australia)

by AssemblePapers about 1 year ago | 3 | 420 | 3

We are Assemble Papers, a Melbourne, Australia-based weekly on...

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Hello Kitty Watchdog Patrols the Gowanus Canal Skies

by eymund over 5 years ago | 1 | 3,080 | 2

hello

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Ranon reconfigures the rig

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 6 | 686 | 4

*Above: Eighteen portrait mode photos taken by a Reconfigurable Rig were stitched into this ~half...

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Flight Report

by ranon over 1 year ago | 5 | 1,151 | 4

We started off by using a pole mapping kit to photograph all of the kite and balloon gear we b...

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Friction Stoppers

by ranon over 1 year ago | 6 | 692 | 2

In developing the reconfigurable rig and tilt mechanism, a few instances have arisen where fric...

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Hand Assembled Pendulums

by ranon over 1 year ago | 0 | 531 | 2

[![Pendulum_with_rig.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/947/large/Pendulum_wi...

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Reconfigurable Rig

by ranon over 1 year ago | 0 | 575 | 2

[![Tilt_Mechanism_(v3_recovered).png](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/894/lar...

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Aerial Photography Rigging Needs

by mathew over 1 year ago | 0 | 579 | 0

I want to assess our community's aerial photography rig needs for kite, balloon, and pole mapping...

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Square Plastic Rod KAP Rig

by ranon over 1 year ago | 0 | 622 | 1

[![Square_Tubing_Rig_Sketch.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/789/large/Squa...

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Ball Joint KAP Rigs

by ranon over 1 year ago | 0 | 532 | 2

The ball joint camera mount offers a minimalistic and effective solution to getting fixed angl...

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Cardboard Foldable KAP Rig

by ranon over 1 year ago | 0 | 750 | 2

I have begun to think about the possibility of using folded cardboard as a material for buil...

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Silly Putty KAP Rig

by ranon over 1 year ago | 4 | 724 | 2

[![8429723453_4a9693d427_z.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/606/large/84297...

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Kaptery Rig Remodel

by ranon over 1 year ago | 5 | 740 | 2

Hi! My name is Ranon and I am an Autodesk intern here at Public Lab's Portland location fo...

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PL with FA @ Venice Bienalle

by hagitkeysar over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,184 | 6

I have had a really huge opportunity to join the work of the curator Debby Farber from the Israel...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis – Xiaoqing Qin

by Xiaoqing almost 2 years ago | 0 | 517 | 1

Have been in St. Louis for three years for my master of landscape architecture in Washington Univ...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Rory Thibault

by rthibault almost 2 years ago | 0 | 728 | 1

I am one of the students that was a part of Derek Hoeferlin's Public Lab: River Rat Pack class. I...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Katie Haas

by Kahaas10 almost 2 years ago | 0 | 770 | 1

At the start of the seminar course, we looked to the Public Lab for strategies and procedures for...

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Exhibition

by derekhoeferlin almost 2 years ago | 4 | 1,512 | 4

Since January, 2016 the Public Lab River Rat Pack (led by Architect and Assistant Professor Derek...

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Questions: Balloon size and balloon mappers in Sheffield, UK

by lionfish almost 2 years ago | 9 | 894 | 1

I want to track bumblebees! I'll explain the project in a later note. but the general situatio...

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Public Lab Installation in the EU Joint Research Center

by hagitkeysar almost 2 years ago | 0 | 606 | 2

New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality 3-4 March 2016 , Ispra, Italy Early Mar...

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Auto EOS M

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 2,831 | 5

If I am going to use a Canon EOS M for kite aerial photography, I have to figure out how to trigg...

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KAPvolution

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 1 | 1,612 | 2

Above: The ascent of KAP cameras. The first camera most Public Lab mappers put into the air ...

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