This is one of a series of guides for collaborative environmental research and advocacy projects. Pole Mapping is an easy way to get a view of your garden from above. This guide will cover how to make your own rig and affix a camera to it.
Planning this event
Ahead of time:
- Take a look at the types of poles available, check out the pictures on the wiki page! http://publiclab.org/wiki/pole-mapping
- Decide whether you want to make, borrow, or buy a pole. If purchasing a pole, I recommend a lightweight carbon fiber one like this, but be careful, unsupervised kids can easily break these delicate but high-tech rods: http://www.allfishingbuy.com/Fishing-Pole-14-18.htm