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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JWallace "Hi @boulax @mfb @mimiss I know this thread is a little old, but I've done a little experimenting with the esp32-cam in relation to ndvi processing...." | Read more » 11 months ago
nguyenhamy190200 " ade " | Read more » 12 months ago
liz "Very welcome news! Thanks @warren @icarito @waridox !!! " | Read more » about 1 year ago
Ag8n "Looks great! " | Read more » about 1 year ago
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pubgapk "Photography pro or not, a camera-to-Android setup can add a lot of utility and fun to your normal shooting routine. ... Then, connect a USB OTG ada..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
warren "Hi @gauravsingh2699, I wanted to thank you again for your excellent proposal. It goes in-depth on the complex set of tasks needed for one of our ke..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
warren "Hi @eithballocto, thank you so much for your proposal. I appreciate the time and work you've put in here and I think the ideas you're proposing are..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
eve-lyn0 "Very impressive results " | Read more » about 1 year ago
warren "Hi @aliciapaz - I wanted to write to say that we really didn't see any shortcomings in your proposal at all, and would have been very happy to work..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
aliciapaz "Now that I've read in the project, that is what I meant by "integration tests"! (using Capybara to test the UX and JavaScript). " | Read more » over 1 year ago
aliciapaz "Hi @ruthnwaiganjo, thanks for your detailed feedback! I'm planning to write both unit and integration / functional tests (I'm not sure I really un..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
Tanish "Hi @warren ! As you know when a user click on location icon , hover event is also triggered, so along with the pop-up, tool tip also come so I thin..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Thank you, sorry I'm not sure I follow, but perhaps a sketch of the tooltips could help me understand what you're suggesting? I appreciate it! " | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "I think it's good to be cautious about timelines. My ideal is to put the most urgent issues first, unless that disturbs some important sequencing. ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Gosh i love this. Will relay to the Public Lab community team! Thanks! " | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Hi Barun - thank you, that's good research. I'm quite in favor of an external stand-alone solution which doesn't add complexity to the plots2 datab..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
liz "This is a really exciting proposal! " | Read more » over 1 year ago
Manasa2850 "Thanks a lot @ruthnwaiganjo. Yes I've submitted it on the outreachy website too! " | Read more » over 1 year ago
ruthnwaiganjo "I like the in-depth research you have done. Apart from the comment, Jeff has added, I do not have anything else to add. Thanks for including the ad..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
mathildaudufo "Thank you @ruthnwaiganjo for your feedback. I'll make the necessary adjustments " | Read more » over 1 year ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Hi @Manasa2850, have you submitted your proposal on the Outreachy website? Please do so if you haven't by 4 pm UTC on Monday. All the best! " | Read more » over 1 year ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Hi @mathildaudufo, thanks for posting your proposal. I love the detailed research that you have done. I hope you plan on submitting this on the Out..." | Read more » over 1 year ago