Grassroots Mapping is a series of participatory mapping projects involving communities in cartographic dispute. Seeking to invert the traditional power structure of cartography, the grassroots mappers used helium balloons and kites to loft their own “community satellites” made with inexpensive digital cameras.

Grassroots Mapping Wiki launched

December 8th, 2009 by Jeffrey Warren

Hello all! I just put up a wiki at as a place to organize and share tips and techniques for making low-cost, participatory maps, whether by GPS, balloon photography, or sextant. Feel free to edit, improve, adapt!


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