High resolution balloon photography has become a compelling complement to satellite imagery. By simply using a digital camera, a weather balloon, and GIS, detailed maps of small scale surroundings can be created that can have applications in environmental science, landscape architecture, and modeling. During a sophomore research project, four high school students, Nathan Beeten, Ryan Dunaway, Rob Edwards, and Jackson Ferrell, have developed an aerial mapping device and produced high resolution aerial photographs across Vanderbilt campus that were then georeferenced and stitched together using GIS to create a high resolution campus map. Please join us for an early GIS Day celebration on November 8that 9:00 am in front of Peabody library for a demonstration of the aerial mapping device as well as how GIS can be used to create comprehensive maps with photos taken at high altitudes.
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