IL Kickstarter Creativity Spotlight

Today’s Kickstarter Creativity Spotlight focuses on balloon mapping. What the heck is balloon mapping you may ask?

Balloon mapping is sending a camera up on a balloon, snapping photos, and stitching them into a map. Over the past year and a half these fine folks have built a global mapper community and this is your chance to participate in all the excitement…

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Example of completed balloon map.

After gathering your aerial photos using balloons or kites, a browser application called MapKnitter is available to stitch them together into an amazing aerial view of an area, like the one pictured above.

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Grassroots Mapping Forum publication.

Grassroots Mapping Forum is a brand-new quarterly publication produced by the Public Laboratory to support grassroots mappers. One of the balloon or kite made maps appears on the front side, with notes, how-tos, and interviews on the back.  The first issue is 25″x35″ and printed on acid-free paper.

Follow all their activities at grassrootsmapping.org

or Go to Kickstarter and participate in the project.