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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Using Photosynth to automatically stitch images from kite-mapping

by espero over 3 years ago | 1 | 2,766 | 1

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

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Sneak Peak Balloon/Kite Photography Event

by nicholas over 3 years ago | 1 | 1,983 | 1

Sneak 'Peak' is a one-day festival celebrating the landfill-to-park conversion happening on St...

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The LEAFFEST Line

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 2 | 4,379 | 0

LEAFFEST is only a week away, an...

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DIY aerial photography: Kite-mapping workshop at the ElectroMagnetic Field Festival in Bletchley, UK

by Cindy_ExCites over 3 years ago | 0 | 2,090 | 3

By Cindy and Ted This past weekend (30th Aug) Ted and I ...

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New NDVI colormap

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 26 | 13,603 | 8

NDVI is an index (a unit-free number) related to how much photosynthetic activity is occurring. A...

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Trash of Bayou St John

by eustatic over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,745 | 2

During my time with Public Lab, we have been photoing the Restoration of Bayou St John, a salt...

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Titan 2 IR flight

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 2 | 3,752 | 3

I took a new Titan 2 IR rig for a test flight yesterday. I flew the Fled kite over a clearing whe...

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Louisiana Master Naturalist Map of Elmer's Island Spr 2014

by eustatic over 3 years ago | 0 | 2,736 | 1

a kite map made of Elmer's Island, a dynamic land feature, as part of the Louisiana master natura...

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Shoreline mapping - image stich experimentation

by gwirth over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,279 | 1

Some experimentation at SCAPE with our aerial images taken in Raritan Bay / Staten Island. [!...

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KAP Rig for Mobius Action Cam

by ajawitz over 3 years ago | 4 | 4,946 | 4

I want to design an aerial photography rig specifically for the [Mobius Action Cam](https://ww...

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Infragram kite mapping at Fab10 Barcelona

by warren over 3 years ago | 12 | 2,344 | 0

I held two workshops at Fab 10 (http://fab10.org) where we launched an [Infragram](/wiki/infragra...

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stabilise a lift sled kite

by RoderickRead over 3 years ago | 3 | 3,787 | 3

Stabilise sled kites to provide a steady instrumentation lifting platform even in chaotic wind fi...

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Off-wind kite flying & Redstone Rigging in Augusta, WI

by mathew over 3 years ago | 5 | 3,907 | 2

Dogs are totally pro-kite. Stephanie, Tom, myself, and our entranced canine audience. All groun...

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Response to "How do DIY processes encourage citizen participation?"

by Cindy_ExCites over 3 years ago | 3 | 2,945 | 3

We, as organizers in the Public Lab community, had the opportunity for one week in September 2013...

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KAP Test for Invasives Monitoring Project

by ajawitz over 3 years ago | 27 | 4,786 | 2

I want to successfully complete all steps of a grassroots mapping workflow in order to put tog...

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Bayou St John, first sproutings and west protection berm

by eustatic over 3 years ago | 4 | 1,994 | 2

Bright summer day, little wind, but big kite and reel power equals map big PL kit k...

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Titan 2 IR

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 5 | 5,395 | 5

Once again I have been remiss in field testing the aerial camera rigs that I have been designing ...

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Kite Mapping on the Kill Van Kull

by melissachecker over 3 years ago | 1 | 1,759 | 1

The North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island is partnering with Public Lab and NY/NJ B...

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Join us for the Raritan Bay Festival Kite / Balloon mapping! Saturday June 28th, Staten Island

by gwirth over 3 years ago | 0 | 2,218 | 1

Join SCAPE landscape architecture and community volunteers to map the Conference House Park sho...

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Super Redstone

by cfastie over 3 years ago | 3 | 3,393 | 3

I took a new super-red Infragram camera for a test flight yesterday over a field that was scarred...

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June 1 Jamaica Bay wetland planting photography

by liz over 3 years ago | 0 | 1,740 | 0

Image courtesy the American Littoral Society **This event is posted on behalf of [Gena Wirth...

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iFarm aeries

by cfastie almost 4 years ago | 1 | 3,525 | 2

Above: Severine flying the Redstone Rig. . On Saturday afternoon at IFarm last weekend,...

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PLOS One: KAP for... Multi-Spectral Mapping of Intertidal Landscapes

by mathew almost 4 years ago | 7 | 5,468 | 0

An article on [two-camera NDVI in intertidal mapping from PLOS One](http://www.plosone.org/articl...

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Another example: using free SFM tools to model Saugus Inc. Ash Landfill

by patcoyle almost 4 years ago | 2 | 3,194 | 4

Continue to explore use of free Surface From Motion (SFM) tools for autostitching aerial images...

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