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.

New poster of Grassroots Mapping Kit

March 19th, 2010 by Jeffrey Warren

After some discussion on the mailing list, I put together this poster/handout image which shows everything you need to make a balloon or kite map (besides people!). Feel free to distribute! I’ll start printing this on the back of the print maps I make, and hopefully this will help people get started making their own maps.

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