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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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Winds aloft: and a camera too

by cfastie about 2 months ago | 0 | 202 | 0

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 about 2 months ago | 0 | 103 | 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 2 months ago | 0 | 378 | 1

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 3 months ago | 0 | 198 | 2

![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 3 months ago | 0 | 240 | 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 3 months ago | 0 | 173 | 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 4 months ago | 7 | 224 | 1

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

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Community Mapping in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

by stevie 4 months ago | 0 | 330 | 0

Join Public Lab, the [Meraux Foundation][1], and collaborators for a hands on Do-It-Together comm...

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Winds aloft

by cfastie 5 months ago | 3 | 270 | 1

_Above: This seven foot Rokkaku kite lifted a two pound camera rig with EOS M and SkyPod data log...

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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie 5 months ago | 3 | 186 | 1

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/03-27-2...

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Quick Kite Survey of Bayou St John Wetland, post-Cindy, July 1st 2017

by eustatic 5 months ago | 0 | 123 | 1

Miriam and I wanted to see how quickly we could survey the [Bayou St John wetland.](https://publi...

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Photos from a kite mapping party in Somerville

by warren 5 months ago | 0 | 140 | 0

Hi, all - we had a great #kite-mapping-party on Monday evening, over a dozen people came out to m...

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The Squid and the Rok

by cfastie 6 months ago | 3 | 198 | 3

I might have missed Squid Week, but I had to wait for the rain to stop. The squid kite is part of...

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Collaboratively write the new Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren 6 months ago | 12 | 270 | 2

As we gear up for the launch of our [new Mini Kite and Balloon Kits](http://kickstarter.com/proje...

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Stories of balloon and kite mapping in education

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 163 | 1

As part of our series on all the amazing work that's been done with kite and balloon mapping over...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: June 2017

by klie 6 months ago | 0 | 143 | 0

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

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Squid Week at Public Lab!

by warren 6 months ago | 1 | 117 | 1

Since we declared this week Kite Week on Twitter ([https://twitter.com/PublicLab/status/879687098...

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Challenges, questions and problem-solving together: choosing cameras for Mini Balloon and Kite Kits

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 143 | 0

Thanks for a terrific first week of [our Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/public...

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Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren 6 months ago | 0 | 178 | 1

This is a series on #balloon-mapping, as part of our month-long Kickstarter campaign to launch ...

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A New Balloon and Kite Mapping campaign: Kickstarter Gold and Beyond!

by bronwen 6 months ago | 0 | 154 | 7

We've just launched a new kite and balloon mapping project as a part of _Kickstarter Gold...

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First flight of the SkyPod

by cfastie 6 months ago | 3 | 219 | 2

_Above: The SkyPod mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The SkyPod includes a GPS module and antenna, Ardui...

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Kite Aerial Mapping for Golden Trout Camp: Exploring Techniques for Mapping in Remote Locations

by lydia123 7 months ago | 2 | 180 | 2

Authors: Lydia, Conor, Jane Link that helped us with our project: http://kap.ced.berkeley.edu/kap...

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Determining wind direction with a kite and compass

by mathew 8 months ago | 1 | 219 | 2

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

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie 8 months ago | 0 | 267 | 1

*Above: After letting the SkyPod record data all afternoon in the yard (boring), I took it for a ...

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Stitching Images into Maps with MapKnitter

by warren 8 months ago | 0 | 282 | 2

Once you have collected your images, you should set aside a block...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew 10 months ago | 2 | 167 | 4

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

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Build a juice bottle-based rig to carry two cameras

by warren 10 months ago | 0 | 117 | 1

This (old) guide shows how to make a protective case large enough for [two synchronized cameras](...

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Maps without borders: Stories of civic science in action

by Cindy_ExCites 11 months ago | 0 | 103 | 2

This storytelling exhibition showcases powerful aerial maps created by citizens using [kites, bal...

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Beaufort Wind Scale Comic, 1906

by mathew 11 months ago | 4 | 206 | 3

The [Beaufort Scale][1] is a means of measuring wind speed by visual inspection of indirect facto...

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Add GPS logging to a Saturn V Rig

by cfastie 11 months ago | 1 | 186 | 2

The Adafruit Ultimate GPS breakout board was [reasonably easy to get working][1] in no small part...

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