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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


Introduction and theory of aerial image mapping

Regulatory situation

Platform creation and first flight

Image processing

Map publishing

Field work

Applied mapmaking for research projects

GIS applications


Links, citations