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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 MapKnitter.org, SpectralWorkbench.org, and Infragram.org 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 MapKnitter.org. 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 https://publiclab.org/software-overview. All codebases are available on Github as linked below; the main Public Lab Github account can be found at https://github.com/publiclab_ **** [![mapknitter.png](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/002/610/medium/mapknitter.png)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/002/610/original/mapknitter.png) ###MapKnitter [MapKnitter](https://mapknitter.org) 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. https://github.com/publiclab/mapknitter/ **** ![Spectral Workbench](https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8248338918_970cb463db.jpg) ###Spectral Workbench [SpectralWorkbench.org](http://SpectralWorkbench.org) 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. https://github.com/jywarren/spectral-workbench/ **** ![Infragram](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/002/495/medium/Screen_Shot_2014-01-07_at_12.43.22_PM.png) ###Infragram.org [Infragram.org](http://infragram.org), 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. https://github.com/p-v-o-s/infragram-js/ **** ![PublicLab.org](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/000/085/medium/front.png) ###PublicLab.org The online research sharing platform we’ve created at [PublicLab.org](http://publiclab.org) 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. https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/ **High priority issues:** https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues?labels=priority&page=1&state=open ...


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barun1024 "Generating independent files/code for anyone to add a specific layer to any map sound so cool. if this functionality had broader usage it might at..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
barun1024 "Adding a gitpod integration to checkout the layer sounds great. Or we may choose to deploy it using gh pages like this https://publiclab.github.io/..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
barun1024 "Hi @warren, Thinking on how people who don't have a github account, or for whom GitHub is an unfamiliar place, might most smoothly navigate this ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "I want to recognize this proposal's thoroughness, great work! I love that you're basing everything around migrations, which is just excellent. One ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "And be sure to check out my thoughts on a test suite for different translation helpers in my comment here! https://publiclab.org/notes/ajitmujumdar..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "And be sure to check out my thoughts on a test suite for different translation helpers in my comment here! https://publiclab.org/notes/ajitmujumdar..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Hi, just wanted to note that I left a comment about the recruiting and community coordinating portion of the project, which I like that you've begu..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Hi @Yogesh! Thanks so much for your proposal! I added a note also to https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/9257 with thanks for your research..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Hi Barun! Thanks so much for this proposal, it looks great. Some thoughts I wanted to share: I'm thinking about the "fallback" or most basic path..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "As for the recruitment process, i changed the title of this issue to think about how to smooth the process for first-time translators. Maybe this c..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Hi! thank you so much for your proposal! On 1. Refine the custom translation helper a few thoughts I had were: we do this in both JS and Ruby, i..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
gauravsingh2699 "Thanks a lot @cess for the feedback! I allocated time for test rewriting and restructuring in the end. I will preferably try to rewrite the tests a..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
cess "Awesome proposal @gauravsingh2699 :tada: :tada: Love the in depth explanation on how you plan to accomplish each task, the code inclusion, db upd..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
gauravsingh2699 " Hey @warren, @cess, @ruthnwaiganjo and all the community members of Public Lab. This is my draft proposal for Legacy Code Deprecation Project for ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
barun1024 "Thanks @ruthnwaiganjo for the feedback :smiley: You have a section called other refinements since they are part of the project, I would recommend..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
govindgoel "@ruthnwaiganjo Thanks for the detailed insights and the areas I need to improve. I am working on them and will surely update everything asap. Again..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Thank you for sharing your ideas @govindgoel, I have some feedback or comments: For the first point under Resolving HTML parsing issues please ex..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Hi @barun1024, thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I like the extra explanations you have added for each item. I have a couple of questions/feed..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
govindgoel "Hi there, @warren, @cess, @bansal_sidharth2996, and of course to all the community members, I have published the draft proposal for GSoC 2021 for t..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
con "nice one sir " | Read more » over 1 year ago
barun1024 "Hey @warren, @cess and all community members, Here is my draft proposal for the Geographic Features Refinement project. I am still working and deta..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
yusofadibmanesh " @yusofadibmanesh has marked @Username as a co-author. " | Read more » over 1 year ago
boulax "hello I'm also interested in exploring ESP32-Cams " | Read more » over 1 year ago
cess "Hi @warren @bsugar great piece, thanks...a lot of new contributors do use this for guidance...with the renaming of our base branches from master to..." | Read more » over 1 year ago