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.

Short video clip of oil at the Chandeleur islands on May 9th

May 24th, 2010 by Jeffrey Warren

Oil spill map of Chandeleur islands made from balloons – May 9th from Jeffrey Warren on Vimeo.

If anyone can help us get a licensed version of Google Earth Pro to get rid of the ‘Trial Version’ watermark, please get in touch!

Update: Thanks to John Crowley of Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Jeff Martin from Google, we’ve got some licenses now! Please be patient as the new, un-watermarked version uploads.

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