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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Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 270 | 2

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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 213 | 5

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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 301 | 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 New Contributor about 1 year ago | 2 | 215 | 2

Authors: Lydia, Conor, Jane Link that helped us with our project:

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 304 | 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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 347 | 2

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

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Build a juice bottle-based rig to carry two cameras

by warren over 1 year ago | 0 | 140 | 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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 124 | 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 over 1 year ago | 4 | 315 | 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 over 1 year ago | 1 | 290 | 2

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

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Adding GPS logging to a kite or balloon aerial photography rig

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 365 | 3

_Above: A GPS board mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The module is powered by the existing battery on t...

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Aerial mapping a reclaimed landfill

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 608 | 3

*Above: A high point on the capped surface of the retired municipal landfill at Bristol, VT. At r...

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Fly a small camera on a very portable (squid-shaped) sled kite

by warren almost 2 years ago | 8 | 647 | 1

I set out to test out a setup pretty similar to the [Mini Kite Kit](https://store.publiclab.or...

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Kite Aerial Remote Sensing (KARS) - Thermal Infra-Red.

by John_Wells almost 2 years ago | 8 | 644 | 4

In 2013 we formalised our donations of aerial photograph...

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Flight report: Aerobee Rig panoramas and pratfalls

by mathew about 2 years ago | 3 | 554 | 4

Last week I got a chance to test out an old favorite of mine-- flying off wind with asymmetrical ...

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Notes on assembling an Aerobee Rig

by mathew about 2 years ago | 31 | 700 | 0

I purchased an Aerobee rig from the [KAPtery](http:/...

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Outlining needed kite tutorials

by mathew about 2 years ago | 5 | 814 | 2

photo: @stevie Kites are one of the least expensive and most reliable ways to get aerial photo...

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ideal mechanisms & silly putty camera rig

by mathew about 2 years ago | 2 | 636 | 1

@Ranon is working on a [silly putty and rubber band powered automatic pan and tilt rigging for c...

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Aerial Photography Rigging Needs

by mathew about 2 years ago | 0 | 593 | 0

I want to assess our community's aerial photography rig needs for kite, balloon, and pole mapping...

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Square Plastic Rod KAP Rig

by ranon about 2 years ago | 0 | 629 | 1


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Plastic Tubing Oblique KAP Rig

by ranon about 2 years ago | 0 | 602 | 1


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dronecopter vs kite evaluation: Bayou St John June 5th 2016

by eustatic about 2 years ago | 0 | 653 | 2

Compare time spent, quality, and expense of Kite photos of Bayou St John wetland vs photos ...

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Kite Construction: How bad can it get?

by mathew about 2 years ago | 0 | 740 | 1

I'm interested in workshopping Stormy Weathers' Horned Allison Sled Kite....

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Jim Day's Picavet rigging on my Saturn V

by mathew about 2 years ago | 0 | 787 | 1

I'm a big fan of my Kaptery Saturn V rig. and have rec...

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