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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Vermont Environmental Summit 2013

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 1 | 3,712 | 1

*Image above: VPIRG and TAC held a little celebration for the retirement of the Vermont Yankee nu...

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Obliques of City Park Stormwater wetland Nov 9th

by eustatic over 4 years ago | 5 | 2,606 | 0

Scott and Matt P were hanging out in City Park, because the Bayou St John planting was cancell...

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Cartography Primer - Pamet Marsh

by wward1400 over 4 years ago | 4 | 4,380 | 0

Mapping the Dauphinee House [![Dauphin...

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(Attempted) Kite Mapping at Dead Horse Bay

by bronwen over 4 years ago | 1 | 4,563 | 2

Our first attempt at kite mapping the debris at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn, NY. We're interest...

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[organizing] Mapknitters Gulf Coast --first meeting

by eustatic over 4 years ago | 2 | 2,246 | 1

Some of us on the Gulf Coast got together to hang out on mapknitter and make maps from existin...

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New Ways of Seeing in Jerusalem - the Environment + Justice Micro Magazine

by hagitkeysar over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,978 | 1

[I wrote a short piece](https://micromag.evidenceandinfluence.org/article/mapmaking-in-jerusalem/...

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Biohavens in Bonnabel --Kite Map of Wetlands Restoration 2nd October

by eustatic over 4 years ago | 1 | 2,074 | 0

When, where, what 7am Wed 2nd October, Kite Mapping of wetlands restoration project in Jeff P...

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Extremely Precise mapping

by bc512 over 4 years ago | 3 | 3,015 | 1

hello everyone, I am a viticultural Agronomist from the McLaren Vale wine region in South Austr...

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L E A F F E S T 2013

by cfastie over 4 years ago | 0 | 3,094 | 0

Image above: I don't have any photos from the first week of September, so please interpolate ...

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Malibu Lagoon & Surfrider Beach, Malibu, CA

by MicheleTobias almost 5 years ago | 0 | 2,439 | 1

On Saturday, August 17, 2013, Alex Mandel, Michele Tobias, and Bob Tobias flew a 9-foot Levitatio...

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Constructing a <£2, 90g wooden/metal picavet

by TedF almost 5 years ago | 5 | 5,343 | 1

Build a cheap picavet to stabilise the camera for kite mapping (or balloon mapping). (a picavet...

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Windmeter options for iPhone - Shaka and Wind Meter

by patcoyle almost 5 years ago | 4 | 3,437 | 0

Windmeters can be helpful in refining our intuition when considering flying kites, balloons or UA...

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Visible and Infragram maps of goat brush control along Arroyo Mocho creek, Livermore CA

by patcoyle almost 5 years ago | 0 | 4,327 | 2

Livermore Area Parks and Recreation District (LARPD) is using goats for brush control along Arroy...

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Sled kite video rig

by jmgianca almost 5 years ago | 2 | 1,670 | 0

Tomorrow is the test of my newly made 4' sled kite and video camera rig. First I'll have to sta...

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Classifying Trapa

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 5 | 3,171 | 4

Here is an animated GIF which includes one of the [balloon aerial photos we took over Lake Warner...

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Canadian KAP flights

by patcoyle almost 5 years ago | 0 | 2,139 | 0

Flew the Canon SX260HS (with built-in GPS) with Levitation 9' Delta with juice bottle rig, two-po...

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Trapa detection

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 8 | 6,219 | 1

Image above: Balloon aerial photo of aquatic plants on Lake Warner with patches of water ches...

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super simple KAP mount with small tripod and velcro strap

by gonzoearth almost 5 years ago | 2 | 2,675 | 1

Using this small tripod I had a very easy time pointing my camera in a consistent direction. ...

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Berkeley Kite Festival

by gonzoearth almost 5 years ago | 0 | 3,434 | 1

Oblique aerial panorama of the 2013 Berkeley Kite Festival at César Chávez Park. This was taken o...

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Water chestnut NRG

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 0 | 4,789 | 2

Image above: False color infrared image of floating leaved plants on Lake Warner, MA. The ca...

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Lake Warner Workflow

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 3 | 4,212 | 0

Image above: ASSUME WAYPOINT POSITION! When we were taking a waypoint (waiting for the GPSr t...

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WATERCHESTNUT Big Picture

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 17 | 35,388 | 4

Image above: Monday’s WATERCHESTNUT crew as the big balloon landed after a 2.5 hour flight. H...

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Kite Video test: City Park

by eustatic almost 5 years ago | 0 | 2,125 | 0

Practicing Kite Flying in an urban area, in order to video human movement from low altitude at...

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3D Tundra

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 6 | 4,876 | 2

Brenden has made a [couple of tutorial videos]( http://publiclab.org/notes/geobduffy/07-13-2013/a...

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