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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Make a lightweight camera rig from corrugated plastic or cardboard

by warren 12 days ago | 2 | 124 | 1

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 | 325 | 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 5 months ago | 4 | 280 | 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 | 317 | 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 7 months ago | 1 | 164 | 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 7 months ago | 1 | 287 | 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 7 months ago | 3 | 227 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 349 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 208 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 518 | 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 11 months ago | 2 | 363 | 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 11 months ago | 0 | 422 | 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 11 months ago | 0 | 335 | 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 | 346 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 472 | 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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 440 | 3

_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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 285 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 196 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 244 | 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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 316 | 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 about 1 year ago | 27 | 526 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 260 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 213 | 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 about 1 year ago | 1 | 170 | 1

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

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