Western North Carolina

##Future Events## "Academics supporting citizen scientists," a talk with Jack Summers Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6:00 PM Battery Book Exchange 1 Page Ave Asheville, NC 28801 Asheville, NC 28801 The following event was postponed and will be rescheduled for mid to late August. Please contact me if you plan to addend and have date preferences. When: This Friday 7 June 2013 - gather between 9 and 10 AM - email/text/call me if you plan to come! What to bring: Just you! If you want to make a map, bring a laptop. I will have everything we need as well as materials that you can purchase, if you want. Feel free to bring your own point and shoot camera that we can use in order to familiarize yourself with using it a bit more. Where: 9 Brotherton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806 Who: Led by Adam Griffith. We have two confirmed guests from UNC and Virginia Tech. ##Past Events## 2013 25 FEB 2013 Monday - Riverside Cemetery balloon mapping. 9 AM meet at entrance to cemetery. Contact Adam Griffith with questions. Info at bottom of page. 2012 Wed. afternoon the 19th of September: Balloon Mapping at WCU on for Diane Styers' remote sensing class from 1:25 - 3:15 PM. Weather dependent. Thursday afternoon the 20th of September Balloon Mapping at Biltmore Park (Asheville) for Andy Coburn's Environmental Policy Class. Carney Place: Asheville PLOTS members mapped a new Habitat for Humanity Development on March 31st, 2012. The mission was a success despite pesky winds and variable cloud cover. Search for "Carney" on Mapknitter.org to check our progress! Thanks to all who came out: Greg, Liz, Clark, Grady, Noah, Colin, Holly, Victoria, Drew, Neil, and Jessi. 2011 French Broad River: In October 2011, Asheville, North Carolina nonprofit RiverLink teamed up with Public Laboratory to host the first ["barn raising"](http://grassrootsmapping.org/2011/11/public-lab-barn-raising-collaborative-infrared-tool-development/)- a collaborative tool development weekend where technologists, remote sensing specialists, individuals concentrating on wetlands and permaculture, got together to work on future uses of infrared imaging, rig design and potential outcomes. Since the barn raising, Public Lab and Riverlink have been working together to map the French Broad river and in November 2011 hosted a map stitching workshop. Western Carolina University: The Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines is now equipped to do balloon and kite aerial photography using techniques perfected by GrassrootsMapping.org. PSDS worked with grassrootsmapping.org, GonzoEarth, and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade on imagery associated with the BP oil spill in the spring and summer of 2010. Adam Griffith of PSDS is leading students on the current effort to map the entire WCU campus. An overview is below. Click here for complete details in an expanded Excel spreadsheet. ##Site Contact## Adam Griffith - agriffith@wcu.edu or adamdgriffith@gmail.com 828.321.2326...

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amocorro "Wow! What an effort. Thanks for sharing this @liz Wanted to also drop Haw River Assembly's interactive map here: Mapping the Haw River - Environme..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
liz "Here are the original attachments @zengirl2 had sent via email: EJ_Presentation__1.pptx EJ_Presentation__2.pptx Environmental_Injustice.docx " | Read more » over 3 years ago
gretchengehrke "Awesome, @Zengirl2. Thanks! " | Read more » over 5 years ago
zengirl2 "@gretchengehrke Okay, fixed it! Legacy editor correctly adds an attachment, but not the newer Rich editor. Will make a note on my bug report now! " | Read more » over 5 years ago
zengirl2 "@gretchengehrke weirdly if I'm in edit it shows as an attachment. However, the code is saying it puts it in Public Lab's photos. So weird. Will pos..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
gretchengehrke "Wow, thank you for this information @Zengirl2! Could you provide the paper citation here so we can look it up (since it didn't attach, and I honest..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
jkpetter "Good morning @cfastie, Thank you for the insight and recommendations! Will give that a shot at max height on the pole! Kris " | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Hi @jkpetter, It looks like a lot of your pole aerial photos are oblique (angled). If your goal is to make a map of the prairie area, photos taken..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
jkpetter "Thanks @mathew! I will try this method out, looks good for helping to maintain uniformity! Hello @Liz and @TaraMei I would love some insight and g..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
liz "Sure! Also we should ask if anyone else in the grassrootsmapping group would like to be "armchair" support with your team. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
taramei "Hi Liz! Yes, could we have a guest in the next few weeks with you? " | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "neat! a few of us have been experimenting with taking a series of "donut" or circular panoramas at set points. https://publiclab.org/notes/ranon/08..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
liz "Hi Durham peeps! Do you want any help stitching this map? " | Read more » over 6 years ago
gretchengehrke "Conductivity readings would indicate the presence of ions, but since there is so much calcium, and also substantial amounts of magnesium etc, it wo..." | Read more » about 7 years ago
eustatic "would a conductivity reading help indicate the presence of metals? I've only ever done bottle sampling with solvents for metals testing. " | Read more » over 7 years ago
wsg "Hi Gretchen, Really interesting project which you should be able to generate some very interesting metals data with the WheeStat. I have been work..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
patcoyle "Nice result. What are the kit details? Camera, rig, loft (kite, balloon, UAV) , etc. " | Read more » over 7 years ago
adam-griffith "Nice note, Christen. The impetus for this project was to determine how much vacant space the cemetery has. The cost of upkeep is on the rise, so ..." | Read more » about 10 years ago