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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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 » about 1 year ago
sara_rx "hello! thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, I looked into Bootstrap library and this theme will require customization but we can achieve it u..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
takurofisayo "@cess please I've implemented the appropriate changes can you please review it. Thank you " | Read more » about 1 year ago
stefq1111 "@warren, Jeff, thank you for the feedback... I completely agree that an edge to edge interface, 100vw/100vh, would be best for the image processin..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
shivangi019717 "@warren @mathildaudufo @cess could you please review my proposal and give your feedback. Thank you " | Read more » about 1 year ago
paridhijain0201 "As a part of Outreachy'22 " | Read more » about 1 year ago
perhisohwode "Thank you @warren for such a detailed feedback. I really appreciate it. Here are my responses: My concern is that when a user signs up they'll hav..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
kanaujiashefali "Hey @cess I am going through quotes of jeff that you have shared. I will leave a comment after understanding it. I will include (fixing any bugs in..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
takurofisayo "I was only able to post one picture, I added my ui design as an issue on public lab. Do you mean I make the pictures of the UI pages in a collage o..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
SomyaSinghal "Hello @mathildaudufo @warren, this is my proposal for Outreachy Summer 2022. Could you please review it? " | Read more » about 1 year ago
kanaujiashefali "Hii @cess yes , I'm deleting it. " | Read more » about 1 year ago
cess "Hi @takurofisayo and thanks for posting The mock-up image is not fully visible. You could maybe separate it into multiple images for each page and ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
cess "@kanaujiashefali it seems there is a duplicate post for this here. Could you please check. Thanks " | Read more » about 1 year ago
cess "Hi again @kanaujiashefali , I really like your mockups. I love how you connected all the pages on the main image. The welcome modal looks great too..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
asmaibrahim657 "Thanku @warren for your feedback .I will update my proposal. " | Read more » about 1 year ago
agarwalisha121 "Hello @warren Sir, I am grateful to you for the feedback. Thank you so much, Sir. I did the changes in the navbar section. Can u please check it no..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
Girija0707 "I've updated the proposal requesting a review @mathildaudufo @warren " | Read more » about 1 year ago
Girija0707 "Thank you for appreciation @warren, I do believe designing a nav bar in the above mentioned manner will make the page look more organized. Regardin..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
Girija0707 "Thank you for the suggestions @mathildaudufo I've made updates as you said and added link for the idea that I have in my mind to execute the drag ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
Thekachi "Thank you so much @warren . I sincerely do appreciate your review on the front page. Yes, localStorage will be a great option to achieve this, whe..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
LakG "Hey! Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I went through your detailed suggestions and have considered them in the updated proposal I subm..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
biomeind15 "Alright noted! " | Read more » about 1 year ago
abiha_fatima1908 "Thank you so much @warren for a detailed feedback! :) Yes, you’re right. Information in the footer improves a website’s overall usability, it ma..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
kanaujiashefali "Hey @cess Thank you for pointing it out, I have edited it. Now, it's working. " | Read more » about 1 year ago