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UPDATE: Grassroots mapping—a DIY approach to community participatory mapping

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Last week, the Center for Community Mapping blogged about the Grassroots Mapping project, an initiative spearheded by the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS), that promotes the use of DIY hellium balloon mapping to encourage community participation and activism in community planning. This week the BBC and the Knight Blog have also looked into this new …

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Grassroots mapping—a DIY approach to community participatory mapping

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Grassroots Mapping is an initiative developed by Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOT) that uses DIY balloon mapping  in order to “invert the traditional power structure of cartography” by working with organizations and communities to promote participatory mapping.  Attached to helium balloons and kites are inexpensive digital cameras that render images of communities …

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