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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Flight-ready MK111 timer

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,796 | 0

I got the MK111 timer all wired up and integrated into the <a href="http://publiclaboratory.org/w...

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Print maps from the PLOTS Archive and MapKnitter

by gonzoearth about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,309 | 6

This was a bit lost in the hubbub over the Google announcement, but a few weeks ago we added a fe...

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Galena Park Community "treasure maps"

by Shannon about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,456 | 2

At Galena Park community mapping workshop today (led by Kat and Eli from the Pacific Institute), ...

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Using Kites as Atmospheric Wind-speed Meters

by mathew about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,993 | 2

The idea is fairly simple, measure the inclination of the kite line and the tension on the line, ...

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NRDA process aerial image acquisition tech. specs.

by Shannon about 6 years ago | 4 | 1,538 | 2

Technical specifications and scope of work/services for aerial image acquisition and image p...

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Using cameras for NIR that have no buit-in NIR hotfilter

by gonzoearth about 6 years ago | 2 | 2,946 | 0

for the NIR imaging tool project Chris H...

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iLAB Fellowship Award

by liz about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,824 | 0

Jessica Einhorn, Lailye Wiedman, and Liz Barry were awarded one of two iLAB fellowships for 2012 ...

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100 Maps

by gonzoearth about 6 years ago | 0 | 1,765 | 2

There are now 100 published maps in the Public Laboratory Archive! I look forward to increased...

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AirQualityEgg sensor-box for real-time air column monitoring

by edborden about 6 years ago | 0 | 3,159 | 2

This sensor system is a modification of the Air Quality Egg's outside air pollution sensor box (a...

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PLOTS adoption of the CERN Open Hardware License

by warren about 6 years ago | 0 | 4,194 | 0

Hello Public Labbers and Grassroots Mappers! To date, the documentation and open science liter...

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Visible/IR mapping camera process

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 1 | 2,626 | 0

Image: Spectral response of each color channel (R,G,B) of a Canon 40D with the IR block filter re...

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Good shutter synchronization

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 4 | 3,282 | 0

I found a st...

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Arthur W. Mears Kite Balloon, archetype for Kingfisher, Skystar?

by mathew about 6 years ago | 2 | 3,193 | 3

Again, from the Yahoo kite patents group...

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Video History of Balloons: 1944 US Navy

by liz about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,440 | 2

Main image from civil war re...

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Almost synchronous shutters

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 0 | 4,112 | 0

I finally got two cameras to shoot simultaneously. Shooting pairs of visible and near IR photos ...

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Bohemia Spillway kite photos

by eustatic about 6 years ago | 5 | 2,947 | 0

Way, way down at the end of the road, the Mississippi River has broken through its barriers to fl...

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Davis Square balloon photos

by warren about 6 years ago | 1 | 2,319 | 0

From the Boston-area March Mapping Madness meetup this morning. Thanks to everyone who came out!

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Grassroots NDVI - time series

by cfastie about 6 years ago | 2 | 4,798 | 0

About a year after the launch of the first Landsat satellite in 1972, scientists began using the ...

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MapMaker Training

by gonzoearth about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,467 | 2

Get started at MapKnitter where you can start a project and use MapKnitter h...

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Lima, Peru: Kite Making/Ballon Mapping Workshop, U. of San Marcos

by anita over 6 years ago | 7 | 5,089 | 0

We held a Ballon Mapping and Kite Making Workshop on the Campus of San Marcos on Jan. 28, 2012 wi...

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Banjo cases for carrying kite/reel

by warren about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,107 | 0

I had a funny thought today; I have a lot of trouble carrying big kites around (though Pat Coyle'...

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drones are coming, article link from the GRM mailing list

by gonzoearth about 6 years ago | 0 | 2,218 | 0

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/technology/drones-with-an-eye-on-the-public-cleared-to...

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Use a rubber band and knotted string to trigger a camera

by mathew over 6 years ago | 2 | 3,529 | 1

This is for use with the [PET Bottle Rig](http://publiclaboratory.org/wiki/pet-bottle-rubber-band...

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Palantier: impressive image stitching for UAVs and kites

by warren over 6 years ago | 5 | 6,574 | 0

Mark Willis sez: Palentier is an Open Source software that was...

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