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The logbook is an idea for a printed book to bring on field mapping missions for balloon mapping

The questionnaire will also be available in an online form.


  • outline of whole process: illustrated
  • outcomes and uses of data

Illustrated Guide; "Getting Started"

Trip Log entries

  • on the first page of each log entry, a link to a "prep" page where we can help people print a google map for reference, check the weather, make sure you've charged batteries, an equipment checklist, etc.
  • a note-taking section for each flight with prompts based on
  • "When you're done" - what to do once you have the images
    • reference "Producing maps"
    • how to upload to MapMill, how to submit to the PLOTS archive
  • the questionnaire, maybe part of our evaluation strategy

Finding imagery

  • What's out there: free and paid sources
  • Copyright

Producing a map

  • Sorting
  • Stitching
  • Georeferencing and exporting standard formats
  • Printing - labels, etc.


  • extra surveys in the back if more than one person per trip wishes to complete it
  • Ballooning regulations
  • Photographers rights