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PLOTS March Mapping Madness poster

This is the regional page for NY-NJ-CT events of March Mapping Madness

Locations and Dates

MARCH 31, 11AM - 2PM: Van Alen Institute hosted by staff members Zach Postone and Sarah Farwell. RSVP on the Meetup Page

The Van Alen Institute has graciously offered their 6th Floor space for a short Intro to Balloon Mapping workshop workshop this Saturday. I'm hoping for about 10 people to attend, including members of this group as well as from Public Laboratory's new Kickstarter backers who just received kits in the mail.

Plan to bring a point and shoot camera with continuous shooting mode (or almost any Canon - google for "CHDK"), and a juice bottle with rectangular profile to make into a housing (video here: If you have a kit already ( please bring it.

I'll bring the rest of the stuff, including helium, for which please chip in a $5 - $8 donation. In case it's too windy for balloons, I'll have some kites. Not sure where we will try to fly yet, depends on the weather. This event is safe for well-chaperoned kids -- note: we will be using sharp cutting tools.

You may also want to bring a laptop for testing out MapKnitter, our browser-based image stitching application, so you can quickly tile out your custom satellite imagery!

FUTURE OPTIONS StudioX (Tribeca) - Nicola GreenMaps (L.E.S.) - Wendy Parsons (Union Square) - Leif/Liz gallery space (Bleeker and Thompson) - Oscar Proteus Gowanus (Gowanus) - Eymund MEx (downtown Brooklyn) - Lee Build It Green (Gowanus) - Hans


Liz Barry, liz at Manpriya Samra, mksamra at

Existing ideas of local sites to map

  • mob-mapping the entire length of the Gowanus Canal
  • Fresh Kills park via canoe (ask Eymund)
  • Jamaica Bay -
    • Park Ranger already doing aerial mapping with kids. interested in CSOs
    • Army Corps of Engineer Island Creation. - Gina.
  • Any beach mapping is a good time.
  • Atlantic Yards development site, ongoing changes.
  • Rutgers Campus - prof