New York City
Several groups in the NYC area are using PLOTS tools including balloon mapping to document at-risk ecological sites.
Gowanus Canal Mapping
New York City is home to "Grassroots Mapping Gowanus" which is conducting a monitoring project of the Gowanus Canal cleanup.
We are working on a stereo camera rig for collecting infrared imagery which can reveal patterns/concentrations of vegetation or possible contaminants.
Another regional project is Grassroots Newark, focused on development and community issues on both sides of the Passaic River:
The New School Geo Club is a newly formed student group that has been active mapping occupation patterns in Washington Square Park among other sites.
See pictures from a recent workshop held at Union Square with Parsons and Lang at The New School: