Part of the Grassroots Mapping Curriculum series.
MapKnitter is a free and open source tool for combining aerial images into a map, or composite image. Informally, we call this "stitching a map" and it's useful if you have many images of overlapping or identical areas, and getting either a web map or a printable map from your photos.
MapKnitter can make maps from any image source, but it was designed for making maps with aerial photos from balloons and kites.
Start using MapKnitter.org or read on for more documentation!
Once you're map is complete, you can download it as a single image in JPG and other formats. Learn about exporting maps in MapKnitter here.
|MapKnitter map of bee leg stitch test||-||-||@MaggPi||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
|MapKnitter map of MicroscopeKnitTest||-||-||@Bronwen||-||-||0 replications: Try it »|
Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.
|MapKnitter map of Garbage Hot spots||@silentsairam||2 months ago||0|
|Can geotagged aerial images be automatically placed in the right location on the map according to their coordinates?||@se18023||3 months ago||1|
|Mini video recorder||@Ag8n||11 months ago||0|
|Geotiff error when trying to export||@Zemans||about 1 year ago||1|
|How to choose the order of pictures when exporting||@adyr_construction||over 1 year ago||1|
|How do i overlay a north to south aerial image on a digital map?||@yuvalsh||over 1 year ago||1|
|Is there an offline version of Mapknitter?||@stevie||almost 2 years ago||0|
|Problem with rotating the image||@narendradesilva||almost 2 years ago||0|
|User Interface on Mac||@mlapey||about 2 years ago||0|
|please help!||@ROCKETMAN||over 2 years ago||0|
|how do i get my old map||@jgee7||over 2 years ago||0||Show more|
- Decisions with distortions - Learn about the design process of stitching maps when images are highly distorted or include tall buildings. This tutorial is in Photoshop, but the techniques are applicable to MapKnitter as well.
- Infrared multispectral compositing (no video, in progress) Learn how to combine an infrared dataset with your map to assess photosynthesis. (Also: learn how to collect infrared imagery)