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.

Kite towing tests at Grand Isle

May 7th, 2010 by Jeffrey Warren

Hi, all – just posting some quick photos from our tests yesterday; i’ll post text ASAP, but just want to get these out there!

If anyone has a boat to get to Chandeleur, please contact me at 415 508 6769 or email the mailing list!

Launching a kite from a small boat

Kite towing test photos

An example of the kind of imagery we want to be taking, albeit in better light:

Coastline, low light

More pictures on Flickr (I’ll post links to full res soon but you have to be a Flickr member for now)

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