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The ecology and history of forests and landscapes, and new ways to see these things. High-resolution stitched images of vegetation, including low elevation aerial photography and multispectral imaging. Design and distribution of 3D printed aerial photography rigs via the KAPtery. Enlightening communities about where they live by revealing new perspectives on their environment.


cfastie was awarded the Empiricism Barnstar by warren for their work published in Grating angle.


cfastie was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in Superblue.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in NE Organizers Summit.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in LEAFFEST 2014 accounting.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by Hudonnoodles for their work published in Spherical KAP over Cocodrie.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in Public Lab Organizers Summit, 2014.


Filters in focus

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 2 | 717 views | 1

Above: The three screws (red marks) holding the sensor plate inside a Canon PowerShot S95. . A ye...

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Orange is the new red

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 3 | 822 views | 2

A couple of weeks ago Joe Sommer from Penn State asked about using an orange filter instead of a ...

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Public Lab Organizers Summit, 2014

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 1 | 415 views | 3

Some photos from the Public Lab Organizers Summit on November 13, 2014. .

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 1

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 1 | 477 views | 0

Some photos from the first day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Friday, November 14, 2014. .

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 2

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 0 | 316 views | 0

Some photos from the second day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Saturday, November 15, 2014. .

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 3

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 0 | 262 views | 0

Some photos from the third day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

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Public Lab at Science for Action

by cfastie | about 1 month ago | 0 | 386 views | 2

Above: What is Mathew holding? (answer) . Some photos of Public Lab at the Community Based Scienc...

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Santa's first stop

by cfastie | 2 months ago | 2 | 332 views | 2

Twas the night before Christmas when I heard such a clatter That I flew to the shop to see what w...

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Potent Potable Puzzle

by cfastie | 2 months ago | 3 | 505 views | 2

Unfortunately, there were no correct answers submitted to the Holiday Whodunit, so nobody won the...

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Holiday Beverage Whodunit

by cfastie | 2 months ago | 6 | 475 views | 2

The glasses above each hold one of four liquids which could be found in your kitchen. Which one ...

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MultispeQ fluorescence

by cfastie | 3 months ago | 9 | 759 views | 1

Image above: Tristan captures Robert explaining the MultispeQ. At the Public Lab Barnraising las...

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Reproducibility

by cfastie | 3 months ago | 7 | 484 views | 3

The outline below is what happened in my brain when Public Lab people started discussing what a r...

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Event38 NDVI over Cocodrie

by cfastie | 3 months ago | 3 | 681 views | 1

The camera flown by Charles Malveaux during the Barnrainsing had been converted to near infrared ...

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Spherical KAP over Cocodrie

by cfastie | 3 months ago | 2 | 619 views | 4

The KAP rig I flew on Saturday at the Barnraising was a motorized pan/tilt rig which I controlled...

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Fixed wing over Cocodrie

by cfastie | 3 months ago | 4 | 638 views | 1

Charles Malveaux brought a very big model airplane to the Public Lab Barnraising last week, and p...

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All Barnraising Tweets

by cfastie | 3 months ago | 0 | 327 views | 0

This is the default Storify template which includes tweets with and without photos. [View the st...

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Barnraising Tweets

by cfastie | 3 months ago | 0 | 292 views | 0

This Storify template seems to include only the tweets with photos. See here for all the tweets. ...

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Mapping the LUMCON lawn

by cfastie | 4 months ago | 1 | 588 views | 1

Image above: The LUMCON volleyball court in Cocodrie complete with dessication cracks in the cryp...

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The KAPtober Collection

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 1 | 835 views | 2

This weekend I hosted some family in Vermont and we combined leaf peeping with kite photography. ...

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NIR and water

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 1 | 729 views | 2

Above: Pure NIR photo of white water lily (Nymphaea odorata). . The interaction of infrared light...

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LEAFFEST aerials

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 1 | 887 views | 2

Image above: Teddy and the Iris with the radio remote transmitter (bottom center), and his laptop...

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LEAFFEST 2014 accounting

by cfastie | 5 months ago | 6 | 872 views | 8

. 18 LEAFFEST attendees . 10 tents on lawn . 50 % of attendees at their first LEAFFEST . ...

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The LEAFFEST Line

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 2 | 1,300 views | 0

LEAFFEST is only a week away, and I'm sure you are as excited as I am that this year LEAFFEST fal...

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New NDVI colormap

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 24 | 3,088 views | 7

NDVI is an index (a unit-free number) related to how much photosynthetic activity is occurring. A...

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L E A F F E S T

by cfastie | 6 months ago | 4 | 1,311 views | 4

Above: Group aerie at LEAFFEST 2012. WHAT: An annual meetup to refine Public Lab tools and bra...

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Titan 2 IR flight

by cfastie | 7 months ago | 2 | 1,431 views | 3

I took a new Titan 2 IR rig for a test flight yesterday. I flew the Fled kite over a clearing whe...

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Can open source beat this?

by cfastie | 7 months ago | 8 | 887 views | 1

Last summer, Jeremy Littell of the US Department of Interior Alaska Climate Science Center instal...

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Titan 2 IR

by cfastie | 8 months ago | 5 | 1,839 views | 3

Once again I have been remiss in field testing the aerial camera rigs that I have been designing ...

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NE Barnraising 2014

by cfastie | 9 months ago | 1 | 1,343 views | 5

Above: The idle free zone at Jones River Landing. . For some of us, the two-day Northeast Barnrai...

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NE Organizers Summit

by cfastie | 9 months ago | 1 | 957 views | 5

The Friday before the Northeast Barnraising brought together a half dozen Public Lab Organizers, ...

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