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This session will demonstrate 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:
Land boundary adjudication
Ecological evaluations such as counting species, map mapping vegetation and habitat, etc
Document changes such as cutting of rain forest, clearing of land, etc.
Weather permitting, we'll meet outside and discuss how to do the mapping, covering what's needed to take the photos and use software to stitch them together into a single georegistered photomap. We'll fly kites or balloons to take pictures and afterwards make and share the map. We'll briefly discuss advanced topics including integration of gps data, dual-camera based multispectral imagery, 3-D Digital Elevation Models, UAVs and automated image processing.
Learning outcomes - Empower teams to make their own detailed photomaps with current conditions:
Select equipment for photomapping
Plan a safe photomapping session
Use kites or balloons to take aerial photos
Use free web-based software to stitch them together into a single georeferenced photomap
Provide references and links to on-line tools and community of users
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