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.

Illustrated guide to grassroots mapping

February 23rd, 2010 by Jeffrey Warren

Pat Coyle and I are starting work on an illustrated guide to grassroots mapping with balloons. Visit the wiki page to see our initial notes and sketches.

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