Grassroots Mapping Curriculum (BETA)
2011, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science. publiclaboratory.org
This curriculum draft outlines materials, activities and technical documentation in support of DIY cartographic curricula. It is intended as a framework for reuse at a variety of institutions including the University of South Alabama, Parsons and Rhode Island School of Design. Portions of this curriculum will also serve as background information for designing community workshops.
Participating institutions and courses
- San Diego State University Geography Department's Fall 2011 for Geography 496: Selected Studies in Geography
The following units are being slowly ported over from the Google document, and the idea is that any class can pick and choose units appropriate to their curriculum; some are more technically oriented, and some have broader subject material.
- [Introduction and theory of aerial image mapping](/wiki/mapping-
Field work: capturing images
curriculum-introduction) * Field work * Regulatory situation * Platform creation and first flight
Processing and publication
- Image processing
- Calculating Pixel Resolution
- Publishing maps
- Applied mapmaking for research projects