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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Support the Gulf Coast oil spill grassroots mapping effort

May 5th, 2010 by group

Please help us to cover some of the costs of the Gulf Coast mapping effort

  • gas for boat trips – this would benefit not only us but other activists and response teams as well
  • gas/rental fees for car
  • airfare to get 3 of us there
  • helium
  • misc: equipment and cameras, help us scale this