Grassroots Mapping – Beijing

Welcome to Studio-X Beijing and the grassroots mapping balloon aerial photography workshop:

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Bring with you:
thermal blankets, duct tape, and a tank of helium (to make the balloons)
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a small camera, 1.5 liter plastic bottles, string, and rubber bands
(to build housing that will keep the camera level and protect it if it crashes):
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don’t forget to have lunch
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and then GO OUTSIDE:
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Captured images can be stitched together using tools like MapKnitter:
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More about balloon aerial photography and other DIY tech from our friends at Public Lab.

Press:
Global Times Article