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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Bayou Bienvenue Kite Mappers

by gonzoearth over 5 years ago | 1 | 2,118 | 0

Part of the team in action kite mapping Bayou Bienvenue Map HERE: http://publiclaboratory.org/...

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bike kite

by eustatic over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,833 | 0

how to bike your kite. (reel mounted on handlebars not shown) mounting options for the ro...

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Kite Flying Tree

by danbeavers over 5 years ago | 2 | 4,114 | 2

https://publiclab.org/sites/default/files/imagefield_thumbs/IMG_0271.JPG?1361058416 That tree ...

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Flying off wind with the Dazzle Delta

by mathew over 5 years ago | 1 | 2,214 | 2

Last sunday I got a chance to test out off-wind flying with the three tail attachment points on m...

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Muffles Junior College, Belize mapping sessions

by patcoyle over 5 years ago | 1 | 3,757 | 0

I had been in email and phone contact and met Rafael Castillo, the faculty advisor, and the Envir...

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Bayou Manchac map of sewerage problem

by eustatic over 5 years ago | 3 | 4,619 | 0

Re: our discussion of design aesthetics here is a post from Bayou Manchac <a href="https://www...

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Easy Cut Delta Kite simplification

by danbeavers over 5 years ago | 2 | 5,570 | 0

Wintercamp activities included working on simplifying the kite build. From the left. A pocket f...

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How Pauls Fishing Kites Flys off-wind

by mathew over 5 years ago | 0 | 6,167 | 0

Watch Paul's awesome home ...

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American Kite Fishing, low-tech Kite-Balloon hybrid

by mathew over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,380 | 0

American-style kite fishing, with a low-wind kite-balloon hybrid: <iframe width="560" height="...

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Programs for simple CHDK and Stereo Datamaker Installation

by mathew over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,585 | 0

[From the KAP Forums](http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/discuss/index.php?p=/discussion/4296/insta...

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Map annotation brainstorming notes

by Shannon over 5 years ago | 0 | 2,160 | 0

Here is a previous note on map annotation: http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/warren/5-15-2012/ann...

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easy cut delta kite plans

by mathew about 6 years ago | 3 | 14,704 | 2

This kite is very close to the Levitation Delta, and the plan is for a low-waste, quick (2-hour) ...

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Timeline of a Public Labs map project

by gonzoearth over 6 years ago | 0 | 3,469 | 0

cross-posted from [PBS's IdeaLab](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2012/05/how-we-got-here-the-road-t...

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Balloon Mapping From the Ground Up: Public Lab's Field Techniques

by gonzoearth over 5 years ago | 1 | 7,761 | 0

cross-posted from [PBS's IdeaLab](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2013/01/balloon-mapping-from-the-g...

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Cognitive delineation from PublicLab photography

by eustatic over 5 years ago | 0 | 2,230 | 0

Here is a PNG of a delineation I did by hand, of photos taken in 2011. I suppose it should be ...

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Looking at California neighborhood fall and winter map layers

by gonzoearth over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,875 | 2

Public Lab organizer Pat Coyle recently...

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Repairing a kite's stick with a fiber glass safety marker

by pablo almost 6 years ago | 2 | 2,858 | 1

One of the sticks of the kite was broken, so we substitute it with a fiber glass safety marker 72...

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Top 10 tips for winter mapping

by cfastie almost 6 years ago | 0 | 2,063 | 2

Toxics Action Center is working on a plan to incorporate Public ...

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Vermont Environmental Summit

by cfastie almost 6 years ago | 0 | 2,886 | 0

Top: Paul Burns, VPIRG Executive Director, delivers a State of the State Address at the Vermo...

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Boston-area MapKnitter meetup

by warren almost 6 years ago | 0 | 2,265 | 2

Learn to turn aerial photos into stitched web maps (or GeoTiffs) with the open source tool [MapKn...

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Wobble adjustments for simple juice bottle rig

by warren almost 6 years ago | 1 | 3,605 | 0

I've been loving my juice bottle rigs recently because they're extra compact, really solid (the s...

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Tidmarsh Farms mapping meetup: success!

by warren almost 6 years ago | 0 | 2,897 | 0

25-30 people showed up in Manomet Massachusetts this weekend and we had a great time kite mapping...

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Raspberry Pi-in-the-sky

by donblair about 6 years ago | 5 | 8,204 | 1

In preparing for the PLOTS <a href="http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/cfastie/9-5-2012/l-e-f-f-e-...

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Barnraising: Liz Barry talks Gowanus Canal

by mathew almost 6 years ago | 0 | 2,200 | 0

These would ideally go with Liz's slides hint Gowanus Conservancy (Feral Landscape Architec...

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