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Future Events


Past Events


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 to check our progress! Thanks to all who came out: Greg, Liz, Clark, Grady, Noah, Colin, Holly, Victoria, Drew, Neil, and Jessi.


French Broad River: In October 2011, Asheville, North Carolina nonprofit RiverLink teamed up with Public Laboratory to host the first "barn raising"- 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 PSDS worked with, 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 #592c88;" title="excel sheet" href="" target="_blank">here for complete detailsin an expanded Excel spreadsheet.

Site Contact

Adam Griffith ( 828.321.2326