[HOT] Suggestions for Helicopter-based Imagery

Jeffrey Warren jeff at unterbahn.com
Thu Feb 10 05:51:16 GMT 2011

I believe we can help you out -- I'm with Grassroots
/Public Laboratory <http://publiclaboratory.org/> and we've been doing image
collection and overflights of the gulf oil spill for months, with a very
simple rig.

I pinged Stewart Long and Adam Griffith who've done most of the flights in a
variety of planes, and I'm hoping one of them will get in touch with you


Their rig is extremely simple:


And Stewart flew and processed the map of Burning Man, one of the


We usually generate GeoTiffs then TMS for use in JOSM, just as we do with
our lower-cost balloon mapping.

I'm curious where you're flying?


On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:31 AM, george chamales <george at konpagroup.com>wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm looking for tips / recommendations / suggestions for the ideal way to
> collect and process photos taken from a helicopter (full-size, not RC) for
> use in OSM.
> At the very least we'll have a decent point-and-shoot, a gps, and a
> helicopter.  Still waiting to hear what our ceiling is and am trying to hunt
> down a bubble level.
> Would be great to get some information back soon - there's a possibility
> that we could be in the air as soon as Friday.
> george
> George Chamales
> Konpa Group
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