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.

Gulf Oil Spill Volunteer Signup

May 9th, 2010 by Stewart Long

Want to go out to the Gulf Coast to map the oil slick using balloons and kites? Sign up here! Please note if you have interest in leading trips; we need trip leaders most – you’ll need to commit to lead at least 2-3 trips over a couple weeks. Read more about our efforts here on our organization page

Also review our calendar of upcoming trips: