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.
The improvements of our aerial photography over Google Earth imagery are dramatic. See below. Our ultimate goal is to replace the Google Earth imagery with our own.
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="http://shoreline.wcu.edu/Adam/balloonmapping.xls" target="_blank">here for complete detailsin an expanded Excel spreadsheet.