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October: 50 Public Lab members from around the world spent 4 days working together at the 2013 Barnraising in New Orleans focusing on education, from curriculum development to field methods.
May: GRN and Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition filed a notice of intent to sue United Bulk for Clean Water Act violations, based on this crucial photo by Scott Eustis.
October: the group is working to set up 24-hour monitoring of gas refineries.
April: Advocating for tighter permitting, the kite photos demonstrated their ability to keep tabs on Entergy.
January: Kickstarter honors the hundreds of mappers whose work has been republished in Google Maps and Earth.
May: Using infrared photography, Public Labbers mapped photosynthetic activity at a community garden: Read more »
July: Using aerial infrared photography, New England members of PVOS and Public Lab worked to identify invasive species in a lake near Amherst, MA
The Craft Market in Uganda used a balloon map to get a court injunction, temporarily stalling the eviction.
July: 1,556 backers pledged $71,373 to make DIY plant analysis photography affordable.
September: Infragram DIY Filter Packs begin shipping, enabling over a thousand DIY scientists to begin analyzing plant health.
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250 DIY aerial maps were published in the Public Lab Archive (pictured above), and over 1700 people have joined our main mailing list.
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