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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mittalparth22 "Hi @warren! I have updated my proposal with the suggested changes except the pagination issue with regards to Date Picker for /tag pages. I wish to..." | Read more » 8 months ago
abhishekchauhan1509 "Thank you for the in-depth feedback. I'm glad you liked the mockup designs . Talking about the image it will be an edge-to-edge only previously my ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Just a note on accessibility - if we (continue to) use Bootstrap, it has accessible HTML features designed for screen readers built-in, as long as ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello @asmaibrahim657, thank you for your proposal! I'll leave a few comments and points of feedback here! I like the thought you're putting into ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello @Akanbifatimah, thank you for your proposal! I appreciate that you've included both code mockups and visual mockups! Just a few comment and s..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @Akinkunmi02 thanks for your proposal - i'm glad to see you're digging into the complexities of this cross-application role system. The hourly p..." | Read more » 8 months ago
rohaidb "@cess Thank you for the feedback and taking the time to read my proposal! I'll take your advice and make the page easier to read, and add more info..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello @stefq1111 thank you for your proposal! It's looking great. I like the detailed thought you've put into things like where "help" links go, an..." | Read more » 8 months ago
cess "Hi @rohaidb, I really like the mock-ups :heart: :heart: I like the structure of your proposal, I like the way you have explained the tasks and solu..." | Read more » 8 months ago
bhavyatewari_13_5 "@warren Thank you for the kind reminder. I have been sick for the past few days and couldn't manage to update my proposal. I will try to include so..." | Read more » 8 months ago
mittalparth22 "@warren thanks a lot for the feedback! Could you incorporate a user feedback stage to present these options to community members for input? Does ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @mehulchapaneri8988 - thank you for your proposal! I appreciate the carefully thought through mockups and notes here. It's great to see your tho..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Thank you for your proposal @abhishekchauhan1509! I'll add some feedback here: First, thanks for the detailed mockups, they look great! I'm curiou..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello @abhishekchauhan1509, thank you! I wanted to ask if is something you..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @karishmagvanwari thank you for such a detailed proposal! I'll provide some feedback on some of the ideas here: Calendar date picker Here, i l..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @LakG yes please feel free to change the name, just be sure we can see it's related to the idea name (i.e. mention I'd like to ..." | Read more » 8 months ago
yravianand111 "Sorry @warren, I am in a little dilemma myself, My college fest and exams are happening right now, so I have to manage those with my proposals as w..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @yravianand111! Just letting you know the deadline is coming up very soon -- please post what you can here so we can provide feedback, hopefully..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @bhavyatewari_13_5, thank you -- just letting you know the deadline is tomorrow; we'd love to see some wireframes or sketches of how the full-sc..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hello @mittalparth22! Thank you for your proposal. I like your systematic approach to planning these navigational changes. From the backend possibi..." | Read more » 8 months ago
warren "Hi @forcha this is a great proposal, thank you so much. Some feedback: Accept multiple video resolutions For this, we have linked in the issue..." | Read more » 8 months ago
mehulchapaneri8988 "Could you review this once? @mathildaudufo @warren Sorry for that I upload 2 times proposal but this is real 😑 " | Read more » 8 months ago
mathildaudufo "Hi @ngobirifalyne00, thank you for working on this. You mentioned adding a help button that will contain possible help solutions to users incase th..." | Read more » 8 months ago
mathildaudufo "Hi @Girija0707, thanks for preparing this. I like the way you took the time to understand the Infragram UI and offer suggestions to improve it. Fro..." | Read more » 8 months ago