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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Cloudy Bright

by cfastie almost 3 years ago | 0 | 1,245 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a half-spherical panorama of Vergennes stitched from 23 photo...

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Uncontrolled reentry

by cfastie almost 3 years ago | 3 | 1,656 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken by a Canon S100 on a...

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Power to the SkyShield

by cfastie almost 3 years ago | 5 | 2,322 | 0

*Above: The dreaded result when the SkyShield batteries get too low to drive the servos correctly...

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Middle Planet

by cfastie almost 3 years ago | 0 | 1,464 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical KAP panorama from a few hundred feet above the ce...

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The Orb of Salisbury

by cfastie almost 3 years ago | 3 | 1,972 | 0

*Above: The big white buildings are Maple Meadow Farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The longer ones hous...

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Return to Planet LEAFFEST

by cfastie almost 3 years ago | 0 | 1,953 | 1

*Above: Dramatic differences in the surface of Planet LEAFFEST have been documented by repeat fly...

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Nighthawk panoramas

by cfastie about 3 years ago | 4 | 1,570 | 5

*Above: Planet LEAFFEST. A stereographic projection of a half spherical panorama above Lone Rock ...

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PFK Nighthawk debut at LEAFFEST

by cfastie about 3 years ago | 1 | 2,229 | 2

Above: A Nighthawk Delta from Paul's Fishing Kites flying in Vermont today. I had a brand ...

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Community Mapping to Reevaluate Space in a Refugee Camp

by gretchengehrke about 3 years ago | 0 | 3,273 | 2

image by Claudia Martinez Mansell _see related note: http://publiclab.org/notes/claudsmm/08...

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Lessons from mapping Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp in Lebanon

by clauds about 3 years ago | 11 | 3,949 | 12

##Background on the project Bourj Al Shamali is located 3 km east of Tyre in south Lebano...

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Saturn V KAP rig

by Juanjo about 3 years ago | 6 | 1,415 | 1

Build a Saturn V rig for KAP Hello Recently I got my Saturn V Rig. The rig comes as shown in...

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Hunter's Point South

by liz about 3 years ago | 4 | 2,098 | 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 about 3 years ago | 0 | 2,280 | 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 over 3 years ago | 2 | 2,010 | 1

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

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KAP comes first

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,732 | 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 over 3 years ago | 2 | 2,973 | 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 over 3 years ago | 4 | 3,267 | 5

Leaflet.DistortableImage is a new plugin...

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New Orleans City Park Mapping

by stevie over 3 years ago | 5 | 2,016 | 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 over 3 years ago | 5 | 1,841 | 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 over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,767 | 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 | 10,947 | 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 | 2,886 | 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 | 3,678 | 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 almost 4 years ago | 0 | 1,427 | 0

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

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