Friggatriskaidekaphobia is a wonderfully complicated word that simply means
fear of Friday the 13th... but I doubt anyone will be fearful of today in
the Public Lab community when it brings news of some great accomplishments
over the last week! In this issue, read about creating a large-scale map
project, work that is being done in the Alaskan Tundra, and a number of
research notes dealing with hydrogen sulfide photostrip testing and aerial
1. *Inside a 100+ image map project.* Stewart Long wrote up a note on a
large scale project that he completed (check out the incredible
stitching together over 100 images from Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge
Adobe Photoshop and tools from GDAL.org to stitch and publish.
2. *UMass Open Hardware Workshop tomorrow.* Just a reminder that this
workshop is happening tomorrow, July 14th. It seems that there are
ride shares to the
there might be a seat or two left if you're interested!
3. *Occupy Bay Area Exhibit. * Now open through October at the San
Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts<http://www.ybca.org/occupy-bay-area>.
The show includes aerial maps of the Occupy protests created by Public Lab
4. *Hydrogen Sulfide photostrip testing in California.* Folks in the Bay
area of California are getting ready for testing out the photostrip
detection method for H2S. If you have thoughts on the process that has been
please leave comments.
5. *Finding Helium.* Help by adding your local
So far we've only heard from people in Portland, San Fran and New Orleans,
but there are hundreds of other locations that are being aerial mapped and
it would be great to have your help in growing a list of suppliers.
6. *Kite Mapping Tundra Plots.* Public Lab community member, Chris Fastie,
shares notes from his fascinating work imaging tree plantings in the
7. *Article on Gowanus Canal aerial mapping.* Eymund Diegel and others from
the Gowanus area in Brooklyn, contributed to an article called Birds Eye
View from a Giant Red
the publication, Gowanus Your Face Off.
8. *Research notes from the last week:*
*Shutter timer upgrade<http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/cfastie/7-12-2012/shutter-timer-upg...>(posted
*MicMac, another photogrammetry
*Bayou Sauvage results 1: problems in labeling test
*Marsh H2S videos and some
*Draeger tubes use
*Printable scale targets for cataloging camera and phone
Great contributions this week everyone! As always, if anything was missed,
please send it out to the list, post a research note or email
shan...@publiclaboratory.org for inclusion in the newsletter next Friday.
Have an awesome weekend! Shannon
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science