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.

First draft stitched map of Chandeleur

May 15th, 2010 by Jeffrey Warren

Chandeleur completed stitch - from May 8 overflight

Using imagery from Stewart Long’s May 8th overflight of Chandeleur islands, we’ve stitched together a map layer. A sample is above, and you can view the complete map here:

and it’s also viewable in OpenLayers or in Google Earth as a KML file

For those who want the full geotiff, here it is (522mB)

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