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

by pablo almost 4 years ago | 0 | 3,000 | 1

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

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Mapknitter Annotations (GSOC)

by mathew almost 4 years ago | 5 | 3,596 | 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 almost 4 years ago | 3 | 7,564 | 3

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 almost 4 years ago | 7 | 4,415 | 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 almost 4 years ago | 8 | 5,134 | 5

This is an updated version of [this research note](http://publiclab.org/notes/Sara/01-24-2014/met...

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3D printed mapping rigs

by cfastie almost 4 years ago | 4 | 4,892 | 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 about 4 years ago | 0 | 2,216 | 1

These are the [Patagonia ](http://publiclab.org/notes/Shannon/09-20-2013/patagonia-clothing-co...

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Mapping with balloons in Castellón and building community (results)

by pablo about 4 years ago | 13 | 4,416 | 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 about 4 years ago | 5 | 6,221 | 1

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 about 4 years ago | 4 | 4,962 | 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 about 4 years ago | 2 | 3,831 | 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 about 4 years ago | 0 | 2,450 | 3



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

by mseibert about 4 years ago | 4 | 2,331 | 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 about 4 years ago | 0 | 4,372 | 1

[![IMG_8935_rotated.jpg](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/002/415/medium/IMG_8935...

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CHDK Scripting

by nicholas about 4 years ago | 2 | 3,991 | 4

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

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"where do the maps go?"

by hagitkeysar over 4 years ago | 4 | 5,790 | 4

I wanted to share some thoughts that became clearer to me now, a month or so after the barn raisi...

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The BRIT camera rig

by jbest over 4 years ago | 2 | 3,677 | 1

Because I expect to eventually have more hardware than can fit into a 1 liter bottle, I decide...

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Vermont Environmental Summit 2013

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 1 | 3,696 | 0

*Image above: VPIRG and TAC held a little celebration for the retirement of the Vermont Yankee nu...

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Cartography Primer - Pamet Marsh

by wward1400 over 4 years ago | 4 | 4,362 | 0

Mapping the Dauphinee House [![Dauphin...

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Balloon mapping notes from a first-timer

by jbest over 4 years ago | 9 | 3,229 | 0

I wanted to share some basic problems and solutions we found in our first and second balloon f...

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[organizing] Mapknitters Gulf Coast --first meeting

by eustatic over 4 years ago | 2 | 2,242 | 1

Some of us on the Gulf Coast got together to hang out on mapknitter and make maps from existin...

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Balloon Mapping of Bienvenue Wetland Triangle Bulrush Planting

by eustatic over 4 years ago | 1 | 3,131 | 0

Acting quickly in repsonse to a windfall of freshwater marsh plants, inspired staff of Coaliti...

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Results: Simple Aerial Photomapping session, San Diego EWB Regional Workshop 2013

by patcoyle over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,655 | 2

I want to continue to make potential users like Engineers Without Borders teams aware of the Pub...

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Nighttime Balloon Mapping

by jbreen over 4 years ago | 4 | 2,858 | 2

The topic of balloon mapping at night has come up a couple of times recently. [Andy Shears](http...

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