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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Windmeter options for iPhone - Shaka and Wind Meter

by patcoyle about 5 years ago | 4 | 3,447 | 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 about 5 years ago | 0 | 4,349 | 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 New Contributor about 5 years ago | 2 | 1,680 | 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 about 5 years ago | 5 | 3,207 | 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 about 5 years ago | 0 | 2,146 | 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 about 5 years ago | 8 | 6,273 | 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 about 5 years ago | 2 | 2,712 | 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 about 5 years ago | 0 | 3,442 | 1

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

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Lake Warner Workflow

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 3 | 4,240 | 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 about 5 years ago | 17 | 35,416 | 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 over 5 years ago | 0 | 2,128 | 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 over 5 years ago | 6 | 4,893 | 2

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

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Aerial Imagery Post Processing Tutorials: 3D point clouds, Orthomosaics, and 3D models

by geobduffy over 5 years ago | 1 | 9,337 | 1

Hello fellow mappers! I run a website called flightriot.com, which is devoted ...

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ShowerKAP II

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 3,211 | 2

Image above: My minimal KAP rig with ShowerKAP in action. This was during the landing after a...

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Multispectral GoPro at Cloverleaf Farmstand

by gonzoearth over 5 years ago | 5 | 7,963 | 0

I ran dual image pairs (vis/nir) through Ned Horning's [Photo Monitioring ImageJ Plugin](https://...

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TEDxUCDavis presentation from the University of California at Davis.

by gonzoearth over 5 years ago | 2 | 2,451 | 2

<iframe width="500" height="300" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/22brTRmlmhE" frameborder="0" ...

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First YouthCaN Trial Kite Mapping

by jholmes5 over 5 years ago | 1 | 1,621 | 1

June 22, 2013 Prospect Park, Long Meadow, Brooklyn, NY Working with students on mapping: ...

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Video: Kitemappers

by scaramel New Contributor over 5 years ago | 4 | 4,972 | 4

<iframe src="http://techtv.mit.edu/embeds/24646?size=medium&custom_width=432&external_sty...

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NDVI difficulties with infrablue filter

by warren over 5 years ago | 4 | 4,459 | 0

Some folks at the pirateship and I used a Roscoe 2008 filter which had ...

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Public Lab NorCal Meet Up - Cloverleaf Farmstand, Davis, CA

by MicheleTobias over 5 years ago | 1 | 1,779 | 1

Come join us for a morning of agricultural aerial mapping. Several community members from http://...

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time-lapse video of a MapKnitter project

by gonzoearth over 5 years ago | 1 | 2,697 | 2

a bit of a hurried narration but I wanted it have the whole video under a minute <iframe width="...

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Kite Photo of Ongoing Coal Pollution in Plaquemines Parish, LA

by eustatic over 5 years ago | 1 | 8,985 | 5

We gained a new perspective on the ongoing pollution from the United Bulk terminal using a "Litt...

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Dowel failure on my Tyvek Delta kite

by Adam-Griffith over 5 years ago | 1 | 5,371 | 1

So I was at Folly Beach on Friday the 17th in 10-12 MPH winds. I launched my 9 foot Tyvek Delta ...

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