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.

Sunday balloon imagery of oil at Chandeleur islands

May 10th, 2010 by Jeffrey Warren

Oil at Chandeleur islands, as seen from a balloon

Here’s Stewart leading a team on the west side of Chandeleur:

Ballooning near Chandeleur islands

More data soon… processing now.

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