Public Lab has developed a number of open source software platforms to assist in the collection, analysis, storage, sharing, and conversion of data from our open source tools. The data storage and sharing websites,, and provide long-term storage for locally produced data, and convert and present that data in open, standard formats which are easy to use for the press, "scientists", and other advocacy groups while providing community researchers with a forum to discuss, interpret, and compare their data. For example, activists mapping oil contamination from the BP oil spill and those mapping water pollution in the Gowanus Canal have thoroughly documented their work on the Public Lab platform, publishing research notes as well as embeddable web maps at They have also achieved widespread media attention for their work, as well as, in NYC , a place on the EPA community committee involved in the canal cleanup project. _For more detail, visit All codebases are available on Github as linked below; the main Public Lab Github account can be found at **** [![mapknitter.png](]( ###MapKnitter [MapKnitter]( is our oldest codebase, since 2014 has provided a free and open source means to place, rectify, and stitch aerial photographs together; in particular those collected using Public Lab's open hardware Balloon Mapping Kit. Users upload images one by one onto a base reference map, and align them in a web-based GIS system. Completed maps are exported into standard formats including TMS, GeoTiff and more. **** ![Spectral Workbench]( ###Spectral Workbench []( hosts an archive of open source spectra collected with Public Lab's open source spectrometer. The website enables collaboration to refine and improve sample collection and analysis techniques to identify a growing number of materials. We imagine eventually hosting a comprehensive open library which can help to investigate chemical spills, diagnose crop diseases, and identify contaminants in household products. **** ![Infragram]( [](, our newest open source codebase, provides real-time multispectral image compositing for crop and vegetation analysis, as well as hosting of resulting open source images for the Public Lab collaborative research community. Users can upload images for analysis or even directly connect modified multispectral cameras and composite live video. **** ![]( The online research sharing platform we’ve created at []( provides a powerful -- and free -- means for local groups to publish and promote their work, and supports their advocacy by helping to organize events, coordinate data collection, storage, publication, and outreach. **High priority issues:** ...

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ranavivek_me19 "Hey! @jywarren , thanks a lot for ur feedback. For the hashtag idea, it will be useful to aggregate similar kinds of authors and even during the s..." | Read more » 15 days ago
perhisohwode "Hi @warren, Sequel to your reviews and feedbacks, I have updated my proposal to reflect the checks to be carried out to sync MK with the latest dat..." | Read more » 18 days ago
warren "Hi @ranavivek_me19, thank you for your proposal! I'll leave a few comments I hope are helpful feedback. The hashtags idea is interesting - can you..." | Read more » 19 days ago
ranavivek_me19 "Hi @TildaDares , @jywarren and @cesswairimu . Wating for your feedback so that I can make a require changes. Thank You! " | Read more » 23 days ago
Akanbifatimah "Thank you for the detailed feedback and suggestions @warren I have been able to achieve an edge-to-edge workspace for the images using bootstrap co..." | Read more » 24 days ago
SomyaSinghal "Hello @cess , I have updated the responsive(mobile) view of in my proposal. Could you please review it and suggest the changes? " | Read more » 25 days ago
yravianand111 "Hii @warren @mathildaudufo @cess , Thank You for reviewing my proposal, I am glad you asked your doubts so I can improve my proposal. I have added..." | Read more » 25 days ago
warren "Hello and thank you! We are going to prioritize Outreachy feedback and reviewing as the deadline for our selections is due for that program earlier..." | Read more » 27 days ago
forcha "@warren , please am I moving in the right direction here ? " | Read more » 27 days ago
sakshi24 "Thankyou so much for the review @cess !! I am glad you liked it :heart: Currently, I thought of adding additional fields below the title of that p..." | Read more » 27 days ago
forcha "Hello @warren please have a look at the code to the proposed changes infragram/src/dist/..." | Read more » 29 days ago
SomyaSinghal "Thanks you so much @cess , for appreciating my work and giving detailed feedback. Yes, I also think that in responsive view, some elements could be..." | Read more » 29 days ago
arupdeb20010 "Thanks, @mathildaudufo Mam for your valuable comment.Looking forward to hear from you. " | Read more » 29 days ago
illy "Hello mentors @cesswairimu, @warren, @matildaudufo I uploaded today my proposal, later than I planned. I am sorry. Could you please review it. " | Read more » 29 days ago
cess "as deadline is near, I do not expect you to implement the feedback now: this is smth you can think about or work on later Hi @SomyaSinghal, I real..." | Read more » 29 days ago
cess "as deadline is near, I do not expect you to implement the feedback now: this is smth you can think about/disccuss or you could work on later hi @a..." | Read more » 29 days ago
mathildaudufo "Hi @radz_saini99, it looks like the design you posted as a solution belongs to another applicant. Please read our guidelines about borrowing ideas:..." | Read more » 29 days ago
mathildaudufo "Hi @paridhijain0201, we'd appreciate a mockup/wireframe of the design you have in mind for Infragram. Thanks! " | Read more » 29 days ago
mathildaudufo "Hi @arupdeb20010, we'd appreciate a mockup/wireframe of the design you have in mind for Infragram. Thanks! " | Read more » 29 days ago
ranavivek_me19 "Hi @TildaDares , @jywarren and @cesswairimu . I am Aayushi Singh an Outreachy applicant.Kindly review it and give feedback , suggestions on my prop..." | Read more » 29 days ago
shubhangi_student_eee20 "Hey @cess could you review my proposal please? " | Read more » 29 days ago
cess "Hi @sakshi24 , really great proposal. I really like the depth of your research even including the research on Gaurav works :heart: I like the atte..." | Read more » 29 days ago