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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Hunter's Point South

by liz almost 3 years ago | 4 | 2,089 | 1

There is a group documenting the "post-natural" Hunters Point South before it turns into this:...

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A Lending Library (shipping and other troubles in the holyland)

by hagitkeysar almost 3 years ago | 0 | 2,271 | 3

I am writing this research note to start thinking and planning how to solve the problems with shi...

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DIY aerial photography: Kite-mapping workshop in London, UK

by Cindy_ExCites almost 3 years ago | 2 | 1,980 | 1

Ted and myself, Cindy will be hosting a two-part work...

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KAP comes first

by cfastie almost 3 years ago | 0 | 1,726 | 2

This week Bre Pettis left Stratasys, two years after Stratasys bought MakerBot, the 3D printer co...

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2015 KAP Mapping Season in Midcoast Maine!

by ajawitz almost 3 years ago | 2 | 2,931 | 2

This project is a continuation of work documented extensively in the research note entitled-[K...

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The Magic Behind MapKnitter: Leaflet.DistortableImage

by justinmanley about 3 years ago | 4 | 3,211 | 5

Leaflet.DistortableImage is a new plugin...

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New Orleans City Park Mapping

by stevie about 3 years ago | 5 | 2,002 | 0

Public Lab will be hosting a DIY aerial mapping field trip and workshop **Saturday May 30th from ...

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The KAPtery marches on

by cfastie about 3 years ago | 5 | 1,834 | 5

After a year of 3D printing camera rigs for aerial mapping, I would have expected to be bored. In...

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Bayou St John Infragram of new plantings 2015

by eustatic about 3 years ago | 0 | 1,749 | 2

document the relative growth of plantings in the BSJ restoration at the lake, and document the...

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Announcing MapKnitter 2.0

by warren over 3 years ago | 1 | 10,830 | 7

Hello, mapmakers! The Web Working Group has just launched the final version of MapKnitter 2, i...

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Air Space Regulations in Canada: How to issue NOTAMs for Kites and Balloons

by ann over 3 years ago | 2 | 2,839 | 2

[Note in progress] This research note is for those interested in organizing balloon and kite m...

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Vancouver Workshop: DIY Aerial Photography and Mapping, Crab Park, Burrard Inlet

by ann over 3 years ago | 6 | 3,657 | 2

Aerial images, taken where you need them, when you need them, are powerful tools! Imagine being a...

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 2

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,424 | 0

Some photos from the second day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Saturday, November 15, 2014. ...

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Public Lab at Science for Action

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,440 | 3

Above: What is Mathew holding? (answer) ...

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Having Fun while Exploring a Sinking World

by eymund over 3 years ago | 3 | 3,532 | 4

"..I see everything that made me lying around in invisible pieces. When I look too hard, it goe...

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Kite Mapping in Vancouver - Take 3

by MelissaN over 3 years ago | 6 | 2,426 | 1

_This research note is third in a series of research notes about my attempts as taking images in ...

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Kite Mapping in Vancouver - Take 1 & Take 2

by MelissaN over 3 years ago | 2 | 2,277 | 1

After a near windless summer I was really excited one day in late September that was particula...

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Spherical KAP over Cocodrie

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 2 | 1,884 | 4

The KAP rig I flew on Saturday at the Barnraising was a motorized pan/tilt rig which I controlled...

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All Barnraising Tweets

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,447 | 0

This is the default Storify template which includes tweets with and without photos. <div class...

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Barnraising Tweets

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,218 | 1

This Storify template seems to include only the tweets with photos. See [here](http://publiclab.o...

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Mapping the LUMCON lawn

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 1 | 1,941 | 1

*Image above: The LUMCON volleyball court in Cocodrie complete with dessication cracks in the cry...

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The KAPtober Collection

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 1 | 4,272 | 5

This weekend I hosted some family in Vermont and we combined leaf peeping with kite photography. ...

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Mapping the Tar Sands Healing Walk

by ann over 3 years ago | 0 | 2,719 | 2

June 27-29, 2014 The Tar Sands Healing Walk is a 16 kilometer spiritual walk around a former ...

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Using Photosynth to automatically stitch images from kite-mapping

by espero over 3 years ago | 1 | 2,773 | 1

I want to easily stitch together images taken during kite mapping. I used Microsoft's Ph...

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