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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AMS Science Club: Toxics Skycrane + Projected Impacts

by donblair over 4 years ago | 3 | 2,674 | 1

Solicit help from Amherst Middle School Science Club students in designing an implementation o...

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Union Square MBTA Mapping

by kgradow1 over 4 years ago | 2 | 3,669 | 2

On Sunday April 6 seven of us met up in Union Square to map the proposed MBTA development site...

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Mapping the NVCC campus using a flower pot as a camera rig

by gustrow New Contributor over 4 years ago | 7 | 4,581 | 4

This was part of my internship project at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), where ...

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Balloon mapping at the Department of Development Studies, Olomouc, Czech Republic

by JirkaPanek over 4 years ago | 2 | 2,174 | 1

As a part of my course Participatory GIS at the [Department of Development Studies, Palacky Univ...

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KAP'n Hook fail

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 5 | 4,903 | 1

Peter Bults of KAPshop generously sent me a message when he saw the 3D pri...

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Mapping 10km2

by gonzoearth over 4 years ago | 6 | 3,501 | 5

I updated the Mapping Curriculum with a [note about larger extent mapping](

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The Redstone Rig is ready

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 2 | 4,896 | 6

I started designing this aerial photography rig at Christmas when I got access to one of the Make...

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Jornada de documentación y exploración colectiva del territorio

by 7enproceso New Contributor over 4 years ago | 0 | 3,416 | 3

Hemos organizado una jornada exploradora documentadora en els Clots, lugar situado en la Valldign...

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Hosting a Successful Balloon Mapping Community Workshop

by Holden over 4 years ago | 1 | 2,435 | 6

Last weekend Chris Walley of MIT and myself had the opportunity of directing a small workshop ...

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Talk at the "Emerging ICT for Citizens’ Veillance" workshop in Ispra (Italy)

by pablo over 4 years ago | 0 | 3,014 | 2

Thanks to the workshop [Mapping with balloons in Castellón and building community](http://publicl...

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Mapknitter Annotations (GSOC)

by mathew over 4 years ago | 5 | 3,623 | 0

There is no single page to find all the work we've done thinking about map annotations. I want t...

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Raspberry Pi Camera Rig

by SeanKMcGinnis over 4 years ago | 3 | 7,651 | 4

I have been playing with the Raspberry Pi for a while now and I thought it was about time to docu...

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Floating camera rig

by eustatic over 4 years ago | 7 | 4,455 | 4

I want to be able to recover the memory when the camera gets wet from flying over wetlands, an...

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Estimating Volume and Weight of Petroleum Waste Piles in Southeast Chicago

by Holden over 4 years ago | 8 | 5,198 | 5

This is an updated version of [this research note](

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3D printed mapping rigs

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 4 | 4,955 | 1

Above: Public Lab's MakerBot 3D printer in Vermont has been busy. . At SNOWFEST I introdu...

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Barataria 2014: II February 16th

by eustatic over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,233 | 1

These are the [Patagonia ](

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Mapping with balloons in Castellón and building community (results)

by pablo over 4 years ago | 13 | 4,492 | 5

At Basurama we were invited to participate in an art exhibition in the EA...

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NVDI with canon a2500

by gpenzo over 4 years ago | 5 | 6,274 | 0

My goal is to make nvdi images of farmland. Hopefully the quality will be good enough to help fa...

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Methods of Estimating the Volume and Weight of Waste Piles through Balloon Mapping

by Sara over 4 years ago | 4 | 5,002 | 5

Holden and I have been working with a community organization in Providence that is interested ...

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Balloon mapping workshop in Castellón (Spain): opening a local chapter

by pablo over 4 years ago | 2 | 3,855 | 3

We are starting this project as part of an exhibition in Castellón (Spain) in the EACC (Espai d'...

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I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,466 | 3

Barataria Unit Tarpaper Canal (NW) Monitoring [18 Dec 2013]

by mseibert New Contributor over 4 years ago | 4 | 2,351 | 5

Document change over time in the restoration work of an oil/gas canal in Jean Lafitte National P...

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Results: Simple Aerial Photomapping session, Junction Avenue School READY field day

by patcoyle over 4 years ago | 0 | 4,388 | 1


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CHDK Scripting

by nicholas over 4 years ago | 2 | 4,039 | 4

The last several time I've been balloon/kite mapping I've used the standard Cannon A495 which so ...

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