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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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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 » over 1 year 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 » over 1 year 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 » over 1 year 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 » over 1 year 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 » over 1 year ago
lukoyedith "@ruthnwaiganjo,can you please share a link to the feedback posted in the wiki ? I can seem to spot it . " | Read more » over 1 year 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 » over 1 year 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 » over 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
gauravsingh2699 "Hey @ruthnwaiganjo, I added section for FTOs. Thank you. " | Read more » over 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Manasa2850 "@warren @cess @ruthnwaiganjo and other community members, could you please review my proposal? Thanks! " | Read more » over 1 year 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 1 year ago
govindgoel "Thanks a lot, @warren for the detailed review and points that I should consider in the proposal. And regarding the display issues, we can surely im..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
ruthnwaiganjo "Thanks for addressing the feedback @barun1024, I would suggest updating your proposal using the feedback points shared to make it more comprehensive. " | Read more » over 1 year ago
gauravsingh2699 "Thanks a lot @warren for this amazing feedback. Yes, I do think that making reversible changes is worthwhile with up/down workflow. It is extremely..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
barun1024 "Are there even websites out there that can be set up to scrape for us? Or, would it be possible to write the scraping script, but to have it dump i..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
YogeshSharma01 "It's a great idea about building out the guidance at https://publiclab.org/wiki/translation from noticing an untranslated text to all the way to pu..." | Read more » over 1 year ago