Kite/Balloon Mapping Second workshop: fly, map, interpret - East London

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Mildmay Community Centre

Woodville Road, N16 8NA · London

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Ever wondered about aerial photography? Like kites or weather balloons?

Then join us to fly kites in East London and try some exciting DIY kite/balloon mapping! This is a unique opportunity to meet members of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science ( at one of two workshops imparted by them.

First workshop: Learn to make your own kite. This is a fully hands-on workshop in which you will make a delta kite ( (320 cm wing span).
Second workshop: Learn about DIY aerial photography using kites and balloons: fly a kite or balloon, learn how to make a composite aerial photograph using MapKnitter (, and learn how to interpret aerial photos, their uses, and examples of how/where DIY mapping has been used around the world (including how this all began during the BP oil spill ( in the Gulf of Mexico 2010).
What: DIY Kite/Balloon Mapping - second workshop: DIY mapping - flying, making maps, interpreting maps
Where: Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Rd., N16 8NA [google map (]
When: Saturday Sept. 7 11:00-15:30
Why: because citizens without borders go the extra mile to challenge borders and engage with different ways of knowing, understanding and doing!
Sign-up: 12 space available at not cost to you. Please RSVP and email me to confirm. This is a unique opportunity - if you are not able to make it, please change your RSVP ASAP to allow others to sign up.
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If you want to know more about kite or balloon mapping and similar activities visit these links:
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Balloon and Kite Mapping tools:
Blog post - Doing it Yourself: Kite mapping
Grassroots Mapping: Kickstarter Pitch [video]:
Online tool to create maps from aerial photographs [+ video]: