Public Lab has developed a number of open source software platforms to assist in the collection, analysis, storage, sharing, and conversion of data from our open source tools. The data storage and sharing websites,, and provide long-term storage for locally produced data, and convert and present that data in open, standard formats which are easy to use for the press, "scientists", and other advocacy groups while providing community researchers with a forum to discuss, interpret, and compare their data. For example, activists mapping oil contamination from the BP oil spill and those mapping water pollution in the Gowanus Canal have thoroughly documented their work on the Public Lab platform, publishing research notes as well as embeddable web maps at They have also achieved widespread media attention for their work, as well as, in NYC , a place on the EPA community committee involved in the canal cleanup project. _For more detail, visit All codebases are available on Github as linked below; the main Public Lab Github account can be found at **** [![mapknitter.png](]( ###MapKnitter [MapKnitter]( is our oldest codebase, since 2014 has provided a free and open source means to place, rectify, and stitch aerial photographs together; in particular those collected using Public Lab's open hardware Balloon Mapping Kit. Users upload images one by one onto a base reference map, and align them in a web-based GIS system. Completed maps are exported into standard formats including TMS, GeoTiff and more. **** ![Spectral Workbench]( ###Spectral Workbench []( hosts an archive of open source spectra collected with Public Lab's open source spectrometer. The website enables collaboration to refine and improve sample collection and analysis techniques to identify a growing number of materials. We imagine eventually hosting a comprehensive open library which can help to investigate chemical spills, diagnose crop diseases, and identify contaminants in household products. **** ![Infragram]( [](, our newest open source codebase, provides real-time multispectral image compositing for crop and vegetation analysis, as well as hosting of resulting open source images for the Public Lab collaborative research community. Users can upload images for analysis or even directly connect modified multispectral cameras and composite live video. **** ![]( The online research sharing platform we’ve created at []( provides a powerful -- and free -- means for local groups to publish and promote their work, and supports their advocacy by helping to organize events, coordinate data collection, storage, publication, and outreach. **High priority issues:** ...

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biomeind15 "Alright noted! " | Read more » 8 months ago
abiha_fatima1908 "Thank you so much @warren for a detailed feedback! :) Yes, you’re right. Information in the footer improves a website’s overall usability, it ma..." | Read more » 8 months ago
kanaujiashefali "Hey @cess Thank you for pointing it out, I have edited it. Now, it's working. " | Read more » 8 months ago
sakshi24 "@warren , @cess , @mathildaudufo can you please review this proposal? Thanks! " | Read more » 8 months ago
cess "Hi @kanaujiashefali, I am going through your proposal and I will leave another comment once done, It seems the links under Contributions are invali..." | Read more » 8 months ago
Akinkunmi02 "@warren please note checking the current_user status during logged_in might not be an effective approach but it will still solve the issue. I think..." | Read more » 8 months ago
shubhangi_student_eee20 "I am enthralled with the amount of importance accessibility and inclusivity is being given in everything the community does! Inspiring :sparkling_h..." | Read more » 8 months ago
shubhangi_student_eee20 "Hi @warren ! Thankyou for a detailed feedback. I appreciate how you've gone through the details of my design. And yes, I did try out the implementa..." | Read more » 8 months ago
rohaidb "Hello @warren , thank you for your feedback! With regards to the slideshow on the main page, I think that feature could be added at the very end o..." | Read more » 8 months ago
forcha " @warren Thank you for your resourceful feedback and references. This solution will be in three steps. 1.Replace existing getUserMedia library in..." | Read more » 8 months ago
S_mboyi "Thank you for your comment. Please could you be a little bit more explicit on what you mean by the "editing" interface. Thanks " | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @yravianand111, thank you for your proposal! I wonder if your design could make the image we see edge-to-edge with no margin at all. Or really m..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello! I know there's a little time left but we'd love to see some ideas for the design - perhaps sketches or mockups or wireframes. Thank you! " | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @agarwalisha121, thank you for your proposal! I enjoyed the logo ideas, very cool! The navbar design looks good -- it could even be more compact..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @sara_rx, thank you for your proposal! I really like the dark background choice -- it makes sense since we're working with light, right? :-) Th..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @Thekachi, thank you for your proposal! I love your redesign of the front page. Great separation of sections and purposes. I really like the ide..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @rohaidb, thank you for your proposal! Just a few notes and questions: For the front page, your analysis is right on. I do want to note though ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "No worries @bhavyatewari_13_5 please get well soon and we will bear that in mind as we review, don't stress yourself and focus on recovery! " | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @perhisohwode, thank you for your proposal! Just some thoughts and feedback: Except a user's role is easily changed My concern is that when a ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @Girija0707, thank you for your proposal! I like how you have suggested the navigation bar as a way to organize information on the page in a con..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Please get some sleep yes, and no worries, just offering what feedback I can! " | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello, as the deadline is quick approaching, I'd love to see a bit more of a complete proposal if you're planning on applying! Great start on reflo..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello @abiha_fatima1908, thank you for your proposal. Really excellent use of WAVE and great notes on accessibility compliance, I think these are s..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @shubhangi_student_eee20 thank you for your proposal, it's excellent and detailed! I especially appreciate how you've used a responsive layout t..." | Read more » 8 months ago