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Mapping Curriculum

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Grassroots Mapping Curriculum (BETA)

2011, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science.

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


  1. Introduction and theory of aerial image mapping
  2. Regulatory situation
  3. Platform creation and first flight
  4. Image processing
  5. Map publishing
  6. Revised field work
  7. Applied mapmaking for research projects
  8. Remote image processing
  9. GIS applications
  10. Activities, links, citations