Balloon mapping, you’ve seen and heard about this cool, crowd-sourced effort to capture aerial imagery and low-altitude aerial photography. Well now, thanks to PublicLab (an awesome effort) you can buy your very own balloon mapping kit for just $95. These tools are being developed to provide a low cost, easy to use, and safe methods for making maps and aerial images. Over the last two years, we’ve built a global community of mappers who are engaged in discussion around the development and use of this tool and others. These balloon kits have been used to map the deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico!
To learn more about balloon mapping and get involved in the community, check out the open source documentation on the Public Lab website.