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

by geobduffy almost 5 years ago | 1 | 9,278 | 1

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

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ShowerKAP II

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 0 | 3,201 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 5 | 7,905 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 2 | 2,437 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 1 | 1,615 | 1

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

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Video: Kitemappers

by scaramel almost 5 years ago | 4 | 4,959 | 4

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

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2 cameras or not 2 cameras

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 2 | 4,617 | 2

Image above: Aerial photos from two kite flights over a young wheat field. Background image ...

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Notes on use of the first amendment in the United States for communicative photography

by eustatic almost 5 years ago | 1 | 3,614 | 2

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/photography-the-first-amendment No Supreme Court d...

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NDVI difficulties with infrablue filter

by warren almost 5 years ago | 4 | 4,445 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 1 | 1,764 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 1 | 2,679 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 1 | 8,938 | 5

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

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Silvopasture

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 0 | 4,313 | 1

Image above: New England cottontail habitat created by clearcutting forest along a stream....

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Multigrain NDVI

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 3 | 5,853 | 2

Image above: Wheat seedlings from above in normal color (RGB), false color infrared (NRG), an...

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iFarm Big Picture

by cfastie almost 5 years ago | 0 | 4,749 | 1

Image above: All the iFarm participants graciously made Hay Angels for the kite borne camera,...

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Dowel failure on my Tyvek Delta kite

by Adam-Griffith almost 5 years ago | 1 | 5,351 | 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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Heavy duty waist mounted kite fishing winder from Japan

by gonzoearth about 5 years ago | 1 | 3,254 | 0

Seeing a [note fromSeanKMcGinnis](http://publiclab.org/notes/SeanKMcGinnis/05-16-2013/line-reel-f...

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Folly Beach, SC - a detailed look at a $3 million beach "restoration"

by Adam-Griffith about 5 years ago | 7 | 4,396 | 1

Sand is currently being pumped from a borrow area on the north side of Folly Beach to the shorefa...

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Public Lab NorCal Meetup Fort Mason San Francisco CA

by patcoyle about 5 years ago | 0 | 5,923 | 0

Stewart Long suggested we meet in the parking lot in front of the hostel at Fort Mason as we did ...

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The Scottish National Aerial Photography Scheme

by John_Wells about 5 years ago | 2 | 2,600 | 1

The Scottish National Aerial Photography Scheme (SNAPS) Pilot project officially launched 1st Ma...

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MapKnitter: forcing layer order through larger scale images

by gonzoearth about 5 years ago | 0 | 2,530 | 0

MapKnitter currently has automated control over the layer ordering of the output mosaic. Order is...

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MapKnitter: using the browser for maximun zoom

by gonzoearth about 5 years ago | 2 | 2,741 | 0

MapKnitter has a limit to how far users can zoom in (+) to do stitching. Try using the browse...

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Middlebury Meetup

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 0 | 3,941 | 3

Image above: I made Bill lie on the ground to take this photo of the dual camera infrared rig...

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Kite Mapping Near Pilgrim Power Plant

by karenv about 5 years ago | 3 | 7,190 | 3

Did some kite mapping near the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant on Sat., 4/27. The goal was to get some good...

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