Pole Mapping

This page is under development, feel free to add! _Lead image from http://publiclab.org/notes/gclout01/07-22-2013/pole-mapping-rig-making_ Pole mapping is fun and easy to do! Perfect for small areas, like urban lots or gardens. You can be very creative about what to use for a pole and how to attach your camera. These people sure were! Materials used include PVC, carbon fiber (a 50' fishing pole), bamboo, and other unknowns! **** ## Materials for pole _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/09-17-2014/newark-green-garden-2nd-aerials_ [![IMG_2318.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/006/831/original/IMG_2318.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/006/831/original/IMG_2318.JPG) [notes:grid:activity:pole-mapping] **** Another pole developed by the Public Lab Gulf Coast Chapter, see @ddileona [post for design.](http://publiclab.org/notes/ddileona/03-17-2015/spring-fling-building-a-better-pole-for-mapping) [![20150314_160021.jpg](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/545/medium/20150314_160021.jpg)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/545/original/20150314_160021.jpg) **** _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/10-20-2014/the-blitz-report_ [![bsj_129.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/007/539/original/bsj_129.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/007/539/original/bsj_129.JPG) *** _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/patcoyle/04-21-2014/cal-poly-ewb-pap-pole-aerial-photography-mapping-for-india-project_ [![DSC_0044.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/768/original/DSC_0044.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/768/original/DSC_0044.JPG) **** ##How to attach a camera to a pole Pretty much any way you can! I prefer to use the standard soda bottle rig to protect the camera. You might also employ tape, string, or even a picavet made of bamboo! _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/patcoyle/04-21-2014/cal-poly-ewb-pap-pole-aerial-photography-mapping-for-india-project_ [![DSC_0006.JPG](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/767/original/DSC_0006.JPG)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/003/767/original/DSC_0006.JPG) ##Pole Mapping Kits [![polesample1.png](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/663/medium/polesample1.png)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/663/original/polesample1.png)[![polesample2.png](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/664/medium/polesample2.png)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/009/664/original/polesample2.png) If you end up purchasing one of the [Public Lab 11meter carbon fiber poles](http://publiclab.org/notes/Ecta64/03-10-2015/carp-poles-as-viable-imaging-platforms-in-windy-conditions), you can reference [Natalie](/profile/natalie)'s research note on assembling the camera mount [here](http://publiclab.org/notes/Natalie/03-06-2015/diy-pole-mapping-camera-mount). ##Cool pole imagery Straight-down imagery is great for map-making. Oblique imagery is also cool! _Below: from http://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/05-17-2013/pole-photography_ Check out [Ecta64](/profile/Ecta64)'s [research note](http://publiclab.org/notes/Ecta64/03-10-2015/carp-poles-as-viable-imaging-platforms-in-windy-conditions) on using the Public Lab carp pole (coming soon to the store). ...

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mcan_kevin "You are doing such an important and smart job. The result is amazing; What a nice picture! @mcan_kevin " | Read more » over 2 years ago
pataxte "Thanks for the cheering @liz!! That reminded me - here's one other idea that may be useful. Holding the very long carp pole can be tiring, and pret..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
liz "This looks fantastic @pataxte !!!! So valuable to have these instructions and photos. Also, your garden looks lovely. :) I will write back if i try..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
pataxte "Recently I've returned to fiddle with pole mapping of gardens, and working on the camera mount, see earlier notes in this thread. I liked the soda ..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
stevie "These are so awesome. Have you all been able to get out again this summer? " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
amocorro "@RosaL Blown away by this critical tribal community work! Can't wait to hear updates from summer 2021. " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
sarasage "Such important, clever work you guys are doing. The result is astounding; what a beautiful image! " | Read more » about 3 years ago
RosaL "Thanks @bhamster! It took some trial and error, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! " | Read more » about 3 years ago
bhamster "Using the fishing reels to move the camera rig back and forth is brilliant. And the image from your test plot is fascinating! Thanks for sharing th..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Cogreg "Hold on a moment - that finished pole looks a lot longer than 10 feet. Did you add on some pipe you already had on hand? Or am I just mis-judging t..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
asnow "Hi @pataxte! Amanda here from the store. I can see how the different set ups are a bit confusing. I took a look at the mount and it seems that ther..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
pataxte "Hello @natalie, and any others working with the pole mapping kit - This kit was my xmas gift, finally getting to set up and use it. However, the mo..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
factsexotic " mindblowing blog Clever Buyer " | Read more » about 5 years ago
eustatic " I also have some knocking around " | Read more » over 5 years ago
pataxte "Hi @liz, any word from the garden people re use of the image? I'm also wondering if someone has a higher quality version - > 300dpi, and not pas..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
Warrenmcdonalid "Interesting " | Read more » over 5 years ago
pataxte "Hi Liz--this is Daniela Soleri--thanks for the link! Not sure if this is where I respond to your message. I had looked at this photo once, hmmm, m..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
liz "Hi @pataxte , have a look at https://publiclab.org/tag/5bf and then please contact us about which photo you would like to use so we can also contac..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Hi! There should be a whole bunch here: https://publiclab.org/tag/pole-photography Cool! If any of those look interesting, please leave a comment ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
Bronwen "The Public Lab store has these back in stock as of 12/17! These can be challenging to get a hold of, but we buy them when we can from a place calle..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "The photos were processed with the Photo Monitoring plugin for FIJI which has a complete users guide. If you have any questions you can describe an..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
saangpe "You could give more details about how to process the images with Fiji and tried to replicate this but I can not make the results conform to the sca..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
cfastie "That works. Nice model. Is that Preview or Ultra mode? " | Read more » almost 8 years ago
mathew "Ok, I changed the sharing settings. how about now? here is the project gallery link; https://recap.autodesk.com/gallery/project/616/japanese-americ..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago