Kite Mapping

Kite mapping is similar to balloon mapping, but uses kites to lift cameras to take aerial photographs. With kites and a 5-20 mph wind, many of the objectives of balloon mapping are possible without helium or balloons. If you want to map a site with consistent winds, you may be in luck!

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Three sixty

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,180 | 0

Six or seven years ago Illah Nourbakhsh and Randy Sargent at Carnegie Mellon University recognize...

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Super Redstone

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 3 | 3,437 | 3

I took a new super-red Infragram camera for a test flight yesterday over a field that was scarred...

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iFarm Big Picture

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,782 | 1

Image above: All the iFarm participants graciously made Hay Angels for the kite borne camera,...

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Silvopasture

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,355 | 1

Image above: New England cottontail habitat created by clearcutting forest along a stream....

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Multigrain NDVI

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 3 | 5,914 | 2

Image above: Wheat seedlings from above in normal color (RGB), false color infrared (NRG), an...

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Water chestnut NRG

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 0 | 4,827 | 2

Image above: False color infrared image of floating leaved plants on Lake Warner, MA. The ca...

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The KAPtober Collection

by cfastie about 4 years ago | 1 | 4,300 | 5

This weekend I hosted some family in Vermont and we combined leaf peeping with kite photography. ...

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2 cameras or not 2 cameras

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 2 | 4,661 | 2

Image above: Aerial photos from two kite flights over a young wheat field. Background image ...

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Kite mapping tundra plots

by cfastie over 6 years ago | 0 | 3,900 | 0

Click to enlarge the photos above. I have been learning a new workflow for the 3000 kite mappi...

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Multispectral DeFelice

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 4 | 3,183 | 1

Image above: NDVI image of part of the front yard at the LUMCON DeFelice Marine Center in Coc...

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Make a lightweight camera rig from corrugated plastic or cardboard

by warren 2 months ago | 2 | 155 | 2

When kite mapping with mini cameras, #gopro or #mobius cameras, I like to use a ...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew over 1 year ago | 2 | 349 | 4

This activity replaces the PET Bottle Rig wiki page. The...

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Building miniature kites at a family science night

by SuziT9 7 months ago | 4 | 315 | 5

On March 1, 2018, several members of our Montana State University team ([Academic Technology and ...

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Determining wind direction with a kite and compass

by mathew over 1 year ago | 0 | 334 | 2

During [PM hotspot monitoring](https://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/04-28-2017/practicing-a-pm-hots...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: January 2018

by Delaney 8 months ago | 1 | 171 | 1

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [publiclab.org](http://pu...

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MapKnitter update: very high resolution mapping

by warren 9 months ago | 1 | 302 | 4

For the first time in a while, we've updated MapKnitter.org -- after the...

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Pre-order the community written Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren 9 months ago | 3 | 238 | 2

This 3.5 x 5.5 inch illustrated booklet was printed at the AS220 community print shop by Jacque B...

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Winds aloft: and a camera too

by cfastie 12 months ago | 0 | 372 | 2

I have made [four kite flights with anemometers](https://publiclab.org/tag/series:diy-wind-sensor...

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MapKnitter map of Hog Bayou, Mobile County

by stevie 12 months ago | 0 | 221 | 0

Draft map from Mobile County. <iframe src="https://mapknitter.org/embed/hog-bayou-mobile-county" ...

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Learn to kite map a marsh: an October 21st workshop at Tidmarsh Farms

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 527 | 0

Hi, folks - in response to Glorianna Davenport's [request for help](https://publiclab.org/notes/w...

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kite for aerial photography

by Juanjo about 1 year ago | 2 | 380 | 4

![image description](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/021/818/large/IMG_6158.JPG "I...

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Workshop: Mapping the Africatown Connections Blueway

by stevie about 1 year ago | 0 | 436 | 2

_Lead image thanks to THE CROWD & THE CLOUD, CrowdAndCloud.org, supported by NSF, the National Sc...

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Request for kite/balloon mapping help at Tidmarsh Farms wetlands restoration in Plymouth MA

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 341 | 1

A LOT of events are coming up across the Public Lab network, folks -- this one on Saturday, Octob...

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Winds aloft: less noise

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 7 | 363 | 1

My first results from a [Modern Device wind sensor](https://moderndevice.com/product/wind-sensor-...

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