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Public Lab community newsletter 2.22.14

by Shannon | February 22, 2014 16:39 22 Feb 16:39 | #10056 | #10056

In the Public Lab community newsletter this week, grab your issue of the Grassroots Mapping Forum focused on the New York Public Lab chapter, join other Public Labbers in Austin and New Orleans for meet-ups in March and get in on pre-testing oil sampling kits. Enjoy!


Grassroots Mapping Forum 4 is for sale and shipping to subscribers. For a sneak peek of content, read an interview with Eymund Diegel that appears in the forum.

If you missed the announcement earlier this week, we’re excited to let you all know that the Public Lab nonprofit has received support to begin work on a project around sand frac mining.

There are twenty oil sampling kits available for pre-launch sale. Most are spoken for, but if you want to help test out this new kit, please email

Upcoming events

Save the Date Austin! We’ll be having a meet-up in Austin at Easy Tiger on March 10th beginning at 5pm. More information coming soon. Email with questions.

Save the Date Gulf Coast! The Gulf Coast Public Lab Chapter will be hosting a get together in New Orleans on Tuesday evening, March 18th to discuss plans and upcoming projects for 2014 in the Gulf Coast region (plus eat/drink/be merry in the normal Public Lab style). More information coming on the list.

Public Lab partner, Toxics Action Center will be hosting their annual conference this upcoming weekend on March 2nd.

If you missed the 2014 Citizen Cyberscience Science, check out the Twitter run-down of the weekend.

New and ongoing projects

Update on the Barataria Bay mapping project from the February 16th trip. If you’re interested in participating, please join the list where planning is happening.

Gowanus aerial mapping leads to “mapping a human scaled world” as discussed by Public Labber, Eymund Diegel.

Check out a note on “documenting a DIY bayou in the Bayou St. John Delta” where Public Labbers and wetlands scientists are documenting the establishment of a wetlands restoration site with kite mapping.

Research Note highlights

  1. History: the first aerial photographers of New Orleans (posted by eustatic)

  2. Initial NDVI results from A1200 with internal Wratten 25 (posted by patcoyle)

As always, if anything was missed, please post a research note or email the list. Have a great weekend, Shannon

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