Make Your Own Maps with Kites and Balloons (Google Approves)

Satellites are far away and the cars are too close. The Google found a low – cost way to improve the quality of the aerial images Google Maps. Instead of expensive and sophisticated equipment flying by the Earth’s orbit, the web giant will also take photographs taken from – who knew – kites and balloons.

The announcement was made ​​on the official company blog. “Our friends of Open Laboratory worked hard to create an easy image capture system, cheap and affordable,” explains Christiaan Adams, Google Earth evangelist. “A week ago they had something really different: aerial photographs taken from balloons and kites. The resolution is fascinating, “he adds.

The Open Laboratory is a collaborative community creation and development of inventions, research, and other solutions. According to Google, the images capture kit air by balloons and kites asks for only one camera common household and “$ 100 (R $ 185) in equipment such as balloons, helium gas line and an empty bottle of soda.” The Open Laboratory also offers a tool called MapKnitter to align photos with geotags that can be applied in Google Earth.

“Mapping with balloons and kites have the advantage of being able to do mapping on demand for certain events or environmental conditions,” says Open Labs.

Those interested in making your own geolocation service, the instructions are here (in English). And if you run the project, do not forget to write to TB.

 

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