Demonstrate and discuss Simple Aerial Photography Mapping with Balloons or Kites. Aerial photomaps can be very useful for EWB teams for their projects and the communities they work with. Example applications include: Community Planning, Site Planning, Land boundary adjudication, Agricultural planning, Ecological evaluations such as counting species, map mapping vegetation and habitat, etc. Document changes such as cutting of rain forest clearing of land, etc.
We'll cover how to do the mapping, covering what's needed to take the images and use software to stitch them together into a single photomap and georegister the photomap to tie it into Google Earth imagery. Weather permitting, we'll go outside and fly kites or balloons to take pictures and afterwards make and share the map.