Public Lab has developed a number of open source software platforms to assist in the collection, analysis, storage, sharing, and conversion of data from our open source tools. The data storage and sharing websites,, and provide long-term storage for locally produced data, and convert and present that data in open, standard formats which are easy to use for the press, "scientists", and other advocacy groups while providing community researchers with a forum to discuss, interpret, and compare their data. For example, activists mapping oil contamination from the BP oil spill and those mapping water pollution in the Gowanus Canal have thoroughly documented their work on the Public Lab platform, publishing research notes as well as embeddable web maps at They have also achieved widespread media attention for their work, as well as, in NYC , a place on the EPA community committee involved in the canal cleanup project. _For more detail, visit All codebases are available on Github as linked below; the main Public Lab Github account can be found at **** [![mapknitter.png](]( ###MapKnitter [MapKnitter]( is our oldest codebase, since 2014 has provided a free and open source means to place, rectify, and stitch aerial photographs together; in particular those collected using Public Lab's open hardware Balloon Mapping Kit. Users upload images one by one onto a base reference map, and align them in a web-based GIS system. Completed maps are exported into standard formats including TMS, GeoTiff and more. **** ![Spectral Workbench]( ###Spectral Workbench []( hosts an archive of open source spectra collected with Public Lab's open source spectrometer. The website enables collaboration to refine and improve sample collection and analysis techniques to identify a growing number of materials. We imagine eventually hosting a comprehensive open library which can help to investigate chemical spills, diagnose crop diseases, and identify contaminants in household products. **** ![Infragram]( [](, our newest open source codebase, provides real-time multispectral image compositing for crop and vegetation analysis, as well as hosting of resulting open source images for the Public Lab collaborative research community. Users can upload images for analysis or even directly connect modified multispectral cameras and composite live video. **** ![]( The online research sharing platform we’ve created at []( provides a powerful -- and free -- means for local groups to publish and promote their work, and supports their advocacy by helping to organize events, coordinate data collection, storage, publication, and outreach. **High priority issues:** ...

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advika "Here you can try it out Project management software, which is gonna help you to find your exact match. " | Read more » about 2 years ago
warren "We're going to flesh out the ideas page with these as we go! Not every one will make it. Thanks! " | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "Hi, @mountevans -- when you go to the graph page after Save, there is a row of buttons for downloading the raw data: For example on this page: h..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
mountevans "I am using that website. I have tried both before and after clicking the "offline" option. During acquisition there are buttons labeled "Save" an..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "Yes, there is an exports section below and to the left of the graph with a few download options -- this is for, right? " | Read more » about 6 years ago
Ag8n "Don't know if it will work with the foldable spectrometer or your software. But here is some work done not long ago on the same topic. You can fi..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
bansal_sidharth2996 "@warren Are these js and ideas listed in the comment section of this question also included for the gsoc ideas for this summer? They are not listed..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
Supun "I also would like to apply as a mentor. " | Read more » about 6 years ago
mridulnagpal "Sounds awesome!! Will prepare a research note on it right away!! " | Read more » about 6 years ago
mkashyap354 "I want to work as a mentor for GSOC 2018 " | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "Also, did you see, it got featured on the Leaflet plugins page!! " | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "That'd be great, @mridulnagpal! I've been making a few... what do you have in mind? " | Read more » about 6 years ago
mridulnagpal "@warren Let's plan on new enhancements for Leaflet Blurred Location. I would love to make a research note like we did last time. " | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "Lots of answers from all over, especially @liz and @stevie: UI work on Questions pages https://p..." | Read more » about 6 years ago