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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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Learn more about what they're doing with them at SpectralWorkbench.org
250 DIY aerial maps were published in the Public Lab Archive, and over 1700 people have joined our main mailing list
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