Pole Mapping

This page is under development, feel free to add! _Lead image from http://publiclab.org/notes/gclout01/07-22-2013/pole-mapping-rig-making_ Pole mapping is fun and easy to do! Perfect for small areas, like urban lots or gardens. You can be very creative about what to use for a pole and how to attach your camera. These people sure were! Materials used include PVC, carbon fiber (a 50' fishing pole), bamboo, and other unknowns! **** ## Materials for pole _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/09-17-2014/newark-green-garden-2nd-aerials_ [![IMG_2318.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/006/831/original/IMG_2318.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/006/831/original/IMG_2318.JPG) [notes:grid:activity:pole-mapping] **** Another pole developed by the Public Lab Gulf Coast Chapter, see @ddileona [post for design.](http://publiclab.org/notes/ddileona/03-17-2015/spring-fling-building-a-better-pole-for-mapping) [![20150314_160021.jpg](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/545/medium/20150314_160021.jpg)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/545/original/20150314_160021.jpg) **** _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/10-20-2014/the-blitz-report_ [![bsj_129.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/007/539/original/bsj_129.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/007/539/original/bsj_129.JPG) *** _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/patcoyle/04-21-2014/cal-poly-ewb-pap-pole-aerial-photography-mapping-for-india-project_ [![DSC_0044.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/768/original/DSC_0044.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/768/original/DSC_0044.JPG) **** ##How to attach a camera to a pole Pretty much any way you can! I prefer to use the standard soda bottle rig to protect the camera. You might also employ tape, string, or even a picavet made of bamboo! _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/patcoyle/04-21-2014/cal-poly-ewb-pap-pole-aerial-photography-mapping-for-india-project_ [![DSC_0006.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/767/original/DSC_0006.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/767/original/DSC_0006.JPG) ##Pole Mapping Kits [![polesample1.png](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/663/medium/polesample1.png)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/663/original/polesample1.png)[![polesample2.png](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/664/medium/polesample2.png)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/664/original/polesample2.png) If you end up purchasing one of the [Public Lab 11meter carbon fiber poles](http://publiclab.org/notes/Ecta64/03-10-2015/carp-poles-as-viable-imaging-platforms-in-windy-conditions), you can reference [Natalie](/profile/natalie)'s research note on assembling the camera mount [here](http://publiclab.org/notes/Natalie/03-06-2015/diy-pole-mapping-camera-mount). ##Cool pole imagery Straight-down imagery is great for map-making. Oblique imagery is also cool! _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/05-17-2013/pole-photography_ Check out [Ecta64](/profile/Ecta64)'s [research note](http://publiclab.org/notes/Ecta64/03-10-2015/carp-poles-as-viable-imaging-platforms-in-windy-conditions) on using the Public Lab carp pole (coming soon to the store). ...

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seankmcginnis "I just completed a balloon flight in Mantoloking NJ where there was a breach through the barrier island last year during Hurricane Sandy. It was a ..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
nedhorning "Nice work. I'm looking into using VisualSFM to create orthorectified images. They recently added some new geo-referencing features but I haven't ha..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
warren "Wow, that's an amazing map! " | Read more » about 9 years ago
patcoyle "Interesting low altitude obliques. " | Read more » about 9 years ago
warren "Sweet. What kind of infrared photos are those? Infragram? " | Read more » over 9 years ago
gonzoearth "Excellent! It would be interesting to try to move around the garden and put a vertical mosaic together. " | Read more » over 9 years ago
mathew "Thanks Pat, I used Hugin! " | Read more » over 9 years ago
patcoyle "Neat, another tool for the kit. Nice that it collapses to 4'. What software did you use to make the composite image? " | Read more » over 9 years ago