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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 Mapping Bayou Plaquemines

by gkdavis New Contributor almost 4 years ago | 1 | 2,519 | 1

This is a map from a 3000 ft high balloon sent up mid day on September 10, 2014. Beautiful weath...

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Fort Bayou Near Infrared Map

by jrokoff New Contributor almost 4 years ago | 7 | 1,095 | 0

Yesterday (9/10/14), a group of Wash U students, with Stevie and Scott from Public Lab, went out ...

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Tracks from the WashUstLouis trip to Bayou Plaquemines

by eustatic almost 4 years ago | 0 | 1,182 | 0

show folks a research note and the track [![screenshot_map.png](https://i.publiclab.org/sy...

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Sneak Peak Balloon/Kite Photography Event

by nicholas almost 4 years ago | 1 | 2,003 | 1

Sneak 'Peak' is a one-day festival celebrating the landfill-to-park conversion happening on St...

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[Reference] Bay Denesse and Plaquemines Bayou aerial photo history 2

by eustatic almost 4 years ago | 5 | 3,549 | 2

[![57aNdR_Bay_Denesse_all.gif](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/006/633/medium/...

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[Reference] west bay USGS aerial photography for land change analysis

by eustatic almost 4 years ago | 4 | 3,082 | 3

West Bay was one of the original Mississippi River Delta Restoration projects, if not the firs...

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[reference] Redfish report on south shore lake pontchartrain

by eustatic almost 4 years ago | 0 | 1,515 | 0

Collect a reference about the importance of wetland habitat for the south shore of lake pontch...

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The LEAFFEST Line

by cfastie almost 4 years ago | 2 | 4,426 | 0

LEAFFEST is only a week away, an...

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Getting a high altitude balloon back

by mathew almost 4 years ago | 5 | 3,420 | 0

fly a high altitude balloon and get it back. This means tracking where it goes and calling home...

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Odyssey magazine piece on Balloon Mapping

by warren almost 4 years ago | 1 | 2,766 | 3

Odyssey Magazine is a kids science magazine, and they ran a whole issue on remote sensing recentl...

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New NDVI colormap

by cfastie almost 4 years ago | 26 | 14,025 | 8

NDVI is an index (a unit-free number) related to how much photosynthetic activity is occurring. A...

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New Orleans Training Event!

by stevie almost 4 years ago | 3 | 1,786 | 0

At this event, we will learn about Public Lab aerial mapping. We will go over how aerial mapping...

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Sky Cam - User Guide

by mercyorangi almost 4 years ago | 5 | 2,808 | 6

The Sky Cam application user guide is elaborated in 4 sections as seen below. If you do not h...

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Philadelphia Night Market Balloon Flight

by SeanKMcGinnis almost 4 years ago | 0 | 2,524 | 2

Last night was the Philadelphia Night Market and we were ...

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Titan 2 IR flight

by cfastie almost 4 years ago | 2 | 3,771 | 3

I took a new Titan 2 IR rig for a test flight yesterday. I flew the Fled kite over a clearing whe...

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MapKnitter Annotations: Interface Refactoring

by justinmanley almost 4 years ago | 23 | 2,217 | 4

I am working to add rich annotation functionality to MapKnitter as part of Google Summer of Co...

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Android smartphone/Python Script to capture images from a balloon.

by LummiGIS New Contributor almost 4 years ago | 1 | 7,417 | 1

We used an old Android smartphone, the Scripting Language for Android (SL4A), and Python to auto ...

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exposure settings to balloon mapping

by mjain26 almost 4 years ago | 2 | 2,338 | 2

When conducting my [youth balloon mapping workshop](http://publiclab.org/notes/mjain26/07-28-201...

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Youth Balloon Mapping Workshop Complete!

by mjain26 almost 4 years ago | 2 | 1,789 | 2

I created a balloon mapping workshop for youth. I spent about a month creating the cirricul...

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Phragmites Landfill Invasion

by nicholas almost 4 years ago | 8 | 3,045 | 3

[![14492363527_79de851513_k.jpg](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/005/376/medi...

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EPA and Public Lab Revitalize Urban Waters in New Orleans

by Shannon almost 4 years ago | 0 | 2,102 | 1

_Below is a Press Release issued from EPA Region (original release can be found [here](http://yos...

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Make a $25 minimal-helium balloon mapping rig

by natevw almost 4 years ago | 8 | 3,120 | 2

[![808 keychain mini-camera](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/005/115/medium/__...

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Youth Balloon Mapping Workshop (second draft)

by mjain26 almost 4 years ago | 2 | 1,794 | 0

Here is the link...

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LA River: balloon mapping for community building

by mlamadrid almost 4 years ago | 2 | 3,658 | 3

On May 24 2014, Lila Higgins, Kat Superfisky, Ken Grinde and I (Maria Lamadrid) flew a helium bal...

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