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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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warren "I love the careful design tweaks and refinements you're proposing for the dashboard! I do think we should get input or approval for some of them, b..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
warren "Hi! Love this proposal and I appreciate how you've thought through different solutions. The drafts tab is super interesting. I guess it would sh..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
warren "Hello @mathildaudufo and thank you so much for your proposal! I'm excited to go through it tomorrow morning and offer some feedback. Thanks! " | Read more » about 3 years ago
mathildaudufo "@warren @ruthnwaiganjo @cess Your reviews will be highly appreciated " | Read more » about 3 years ago
Manasa2850 "Thanks a lot @divyabaid16 :smiley: " | Read more » about 3 years ago
divyabaid16 "Hey, @Manasa2850 this is a really well-formatted proposal. It's great to see that you have created so many FTOs :tada: " | Read more » about 3 years ago
barun1024 "That clarifies things a lots. I understand the main issue is that we don't have an efficient database setup for geographic data. I came across Po..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
VTrone2 "Good content creation can always boost a blog page view especially when the contents are targeted on solving problems online. It’s not just about w..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
ruthnwaiganjo "I would suggest looking at the project as a whole as opposed to a subsection of it. Your project would focus on the entire education-related usabil..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Hey, I did not post the feedback on the Wiki since the Wiki does not accept any comments. It is the same feedback I have shared here. " | Read more » about 3 years ago
lukoyedith "@ruthnwaiganjo,can you please share a link to the feedback posted in the wiki ? I can seem to spot it . " | Read more » about 3 years ago
lukoyedith "@ruthnwaiganjo, that's for your feedback. The reason I posted the proposal as a research note is because @jywarren recommend I do so in the Public ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Hi @lukoyedith, is this proposal meant to be similar to the one you posted as a Wiki? I had some feedback for that, which I think you can reuse for..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
warren "I think there are a few options on this. But the main thing is that we are making arbitrary bbox (bounding box) queries to an API using 2 latitudes..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
sattamatka542 "That was a really great. Helpful and insightful, as always! Thanks for the data and the supporting information. Satta Matka Official is #1 India sa..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
Manasa2850 "Thanks a lot for reviewing @ruthnwaiganjo. The image I've put in the tag locking section is to show the lock icon. Sorry for the confusion. I'll up..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
Manasa2850 "Thanks a lot for reviewing @warren! Regarding user interface hints which can help first timers, as of now I've thought of an alert message which te..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Hi @Manasa2850, thanks for the proposal! I appreciate the combination of screenshots and code segments you've included. And the flow chart explaini..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
gauravsingh2699 "Hey @ruthnwaiganjo, I added section for FTOs. Thank you. " | Read more » over 3 years ago
gauravsingh2699 "Thank you for the review @ruthnwaiganjo. Actually, since its mentioned in this issue https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/4072, and here http..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Thanks for sharing @Manasa2850. In the first part, you mention... There is no option for users to subscribe for email notifications whenever there..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Thanks for sharing @gauravsingh2699. You have mentioned under the title _DrupalContentTypeMap to Nodes_ that,We can instead migrate all the 'map' ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
Manasa2850 "@warren @cess @ruthnwaiganjo and other community members, could you please review my proposal? Thanks! " | Read more » over 3 years ago
barun1024 "Thanks @ruthnwaiganjo , I have updated my proposal to include various feedbacks and improved upon it. I would really appreciate further feedback an..." | Read more » over 3 years ago