Open Science and Open Hardware with Public Lab Balloon Mapping Kits

Public Lab balloon mapping kit. (📷: Public Lab)
An example of the early balloon mapping work done by Public Lab over Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, in the wake of the BP Deep Water Horizon disaster. This map is of an area where a cut has formed in the barrier island landform. The rainbow color is visible oil sheen on the surface of the water, with heavy oil pollution within the sand spit, and in the wave action along the sandy beach. (📷: Public Lab)
Multispectral images made with a two-camera visible/infrared kite photography rig. The false color infrared image (NRG) displays the data from an infrared camera as red, and data from a normal camera in the green and blue channels. The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) image displays a computed index which uses infrared data from one camera and blue light data from the other. (📷: Public Lab)

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Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan

Scientist, Author, Hacker, Maker, and Journalist.