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.

Raising the Dead: Grassroots Mappers Help Look For America’s First Veterans Cemetery.

November 8th, 2012 by eymund-diegel

An ordinary looking concrete slab in Brooklyn - what story does it really tell ?

"To balloon or to kite, that is the question.."

Just after Independence Day 2012, the “Over My Dead Body” balloon mapping expedition set out to capture high resolution aerials of a very special grave site: America’s first ever military cemetery.

Their site of interest was none other than the fabled Marylander Burial Ground, rumored location of the first soldiers ever to die as Americans in the 1776 War of Independence.

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Raising the Dead: Grassroots Mappers Help Look For America’s First Veterans Cemetery.

November 8th, 2012 by eymund-diegel

An ordinary looking concrete slab in Brooklyn - what story does it really tell ?

"To balloon or to kite, that is the question.."

Just after Independence Day 2012, the “Over My Dead Body” balloon mapping expedition set out to capture high resolution aerials of a very special grave site: America’s first ever military cemetery.

Their site of interest was none other than the fabled Marylander Burial Ground, rumored location of the first soldiers ever to die as Americans in the 1776 War of Independence.

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map of Bayou Bienvenue CIAP restoration ("B" of Green Slice area)

October 7th, 2012 by eustatic

TECHNICAL NOTE AND QUESTION

We're going to have to repeat this one. The camera shut down prematurely.

I attribute the failure to the use of duct tape on the camera trigger-- any thoughts on this are appreciated. From looking at the photo sequence, the camera gave out after a wind gust. Still, some interesting shots were taken.

And, in the future, i will be using the Common Ground kayaks, so repeating this day will be easier the second time.


shannon snaps our flight

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map of Bayou Bienvenue CIAP restoration ("B" of Green Slice area)

October 7th, 2012 by eustatic

TECHNICAL NOTE AND QUESTION

We're going to have to repeat this one. The camera shut down prematurely.

I attribute the failure to the use of duct tape on the camera trigger-- any thoughts on this are appreciated. From looking at the photo sequence, the camera gave out after a wind gust. Still, some interesting shots were taken.

And, in the future, i will be using the Common Ground kayaks, so repeating this day will be easier the second time.


shannon snaps our flight

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Shannon Dosemagen Interviews Scott Eustis of Gulf Restoration Network

October 4th, 2012 by mathew

This interview is from the summer issue of Grassroots Mapping Forum, our quarterly print publication. Subscribe here.

Shannon Dosemagen sat down with Scott Eustis of the Gulf Restoration Network to discuss the shifting sands and fortunes of the Mississippi Delta and the Chandeleur Islands

Can you tell me a bit about GRN, the work you’re doing with them, mission, some of the work that your co-workers are doing?

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Shannon Dosemagen Interviews Scott Eustis of Gulf Restoration Network

October 4th, 2012 by mathew

This interview is from the summer issue of Grassroots Mapping Forum, our quarterly print publication. Subscribe here.

Shannon Dosemagen sat down with Scott Eustis of the Gulf Restoration Network to discuss the shifting sands and fortunes of the Mississippi Delta and the Chandeleur Islands

Can you tell me a bit about GRN, the work you’re doing with them, mission, some of the work that your co-workers are doing?

read more

Mapping trees that are in high risk of uprooting at Shapira Neighborhood, Tel Aviv-Yafo

August 24th, 2012 by shaief

Published originally on my website

About two months ago, on June 12th, we woke up to the sounds of heavy machinery. Through the window we saw a bulldozer and a crane uprooting olive trees from the area behind our house. We went outside and stood in front of the bulldozer and caused its operator to stop working. The crane continued to work, so we jumped on a tree. By doing so we prevented the work for about a month and saved 1 out of 4 trees that were uprooted at that day.

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Mapping trees that are in high risk of uprooting at Shapira Neighborhood, Tel Aviv-Yafo

August 24th, 2012 by shaief

Published originally on my website

About two months ago, on June 12th, we woke up to the sounds of heavy machinery. Through the window we saw a bulldozer and a crane uprooting olive trees from the area behind our house. We went outside and stood in front of the bulldozer and caused its operator to stop working. The crane continued to work, so we jumped on a tree. By doing so we prevented the work for about a month and saved 1 out of 4 trees that were uprooted at that day.

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Oil residue preparation for spectroscopy

July 26th, 2012 by warren

Parts & Crafts campers worked with me to produce this guide to sample preparation of oil or tar contaminated soil. This covers just the sample prep and how to see fluorescence in samples with a green laser. You'll need to construct a spectrometer to measure the samples' colors and try to identify the contaminant:

http://publiclaboratory.org/tool/spectrometer

http://partsandcrafts.org

Oil residue preparation for spectroscopy

July 26th, 2012 by warren

Parts & Crafts campers worked with me to produce this guide to sample preparation of oil or tar contaminated soil. This covers just the sample prep and how to see fluorescence in samples with a green laser. You'll need to construct a spectrometer to measure the samples' colors and try to identify the contaminant:

http://publiclaboratory.org/tool/spectrometer

http://partsandcrafts.org