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.

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Timeline of a Public Labs map project

May 8th, 2012 by Stewart Long

cross-posted from PBS's IdeaLab. How We Got Here: The Road to Public Lab's Map Project

Last week, Public Laboratory announced that public domain maps are now starting to show up on Google Earth and Google Maps. But how did the projects get there? Here's a timeline of a Public Laboratory map project.

MAKING A MAP

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Timeline of a Public Labs map project

May 8th, 2012 by Stewart Long

cross-posted from PBS's IdeaLab. How We Got Here: The Road to Public Lab's Map Project

Last week, Public Laboratory announced that public domain maps are now starting to show up on Google Earth and Google Maps. But how did the projects get there? Here's a timeline of a Public Laboratory map project.

MAKING A MAP

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Lima, Peru: Kite Making/Ballon Mapping Workshop, U. of San Marcos

February 2nd, 2012 by anita

We held a Ballon Mapping and Kite Making Workshop on the Campus of San Marcos on Jan. 28, 2012 with a group of about 10 people from: Open Street Map Peru, Saberes Nomadas, and San Marcos Univ. (physics, geography, sociology, and geographic engineering depts.)

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Helium high: balloon mapping in the Philippines

January 25th, 2012 by maning

This post has been syndicated from EPSG4253.wordpress.com

Today, we had a balloon mapping experiment. For a very brief airtime, we got some really impressive images.

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Georectifying in the Wetlands

January 4th, 2012 by Stewart Long

cross-posted from PBS's IdeaLab. Making maps from balloon and kite flights in the dynamic coastal wetlands areas.

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Georectifying in the Wetlands

January 4th, 2012 by Stewart Long

cross-posted from PBS's IdeaLab. Making maps from balloon and kite flights in the dynamic coastal wetlands areas.

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balloon mapping tutorial (Korean)

November 30th, 2011 by leejaekyung

Hello. I'm jaekyung lee from South Korea.
These days, I'm trying to get picture at 350 meters high.
Two weeks ago, at last I could get picture and return my camera and camcorder.

저는 한국의 이재경입니다. 퍼블릭라보라토리의 풍선맵핑을 참고하여 한국에서 도시맵핑 프로젝트를 진행했습니다. 약간은 방법에 차이는 있을 수 있지만, jeff의 방법 모델을 많이 참고했습니다. 한국에서 구하기 쉬운 재료를 사용했고 모든 내용은 퍼블릭 라보라토리와 구글 사이트도구에 한국어로 공유하였습니다.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101562321587581527568/albums/5680691848362713489
https://sites.google.com/site/urbanmappingwiki/

balloon mapping tutorial (Korean)

November 30th, 2011 by leejaekyung

Hello. I'm jaekyung lee from South Korea.
These days, I'm trying to get picture at 350 meters high.
Two weeks ago, at last I could get picture and return my camera and camcorder.

저는 한국의 이재경입니다. 퍼블릭라보라토리의 풍선맵핑을 참고하여 한국에서 도시맵핑 프로젝트를 진행했습니다. 약간은 방법에 차이는 있을 수 있지만, jeff의 방법 모델을 많이 참고했습니다. 한국에서 구하기 쉬운 재료를 사용했고 모든 내용은 퍼블릭 라보라토리와 구글 사이트도구에 한국어로 공유하였습니다.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101562321587581527568/albums/5680691848362713489
https://sites.google.com/site/urbanmappingwiki/