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Add a depth description about Mapknitter in Readme #1067

cesswairimu opened this issue Oct 7, 2019 · 6 comments · May be fixed by #1068 or #1077


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commented Oct 7, 2019


@divyabaid16 wrote this awesome description about Mapknitter in the final report...It would be nice to have to on the repo. Thanks @divyabaid16 ❤️

This is a first-timers-only issue. This means we've worked to make it more legible to folks who either haven't contributed to our codebase before, or even folks who haven't contributed to open source before.

If that's you, we're interested in helping you take the first step and can answer questions and help you out as you do. Note that we're especially interested in contributions from people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software!

We know that the process of creating a pull request is the biggest barrier for new contributors. This issue is for you 💝

If you have contributed before, consider leaving this one for someone new, and looking through our general help wanted issues. Thanks!

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  • 🙋 Claim this issue: Comment below. If someone else has claimed it, ask if they've opened a pull request already and if they're stuck -- maybe you can help them solve a problem or move it along!

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  1. Below this line 7. License add
8. [Mapkitter in depth](#mapknitter-in-depth)
  1. At the end of this file add this piece of code


## Mapknitter in depth

MapKnitter is a free and open source software created and run by Public Lab. MapKnitter is hosted through a donation of server space byRackspace.

MapKnitter can make maps from any image source, but it particularly lends itself to making maps with balloons and kites. The manual process of making maps with MapKnitter differs greatly from automated aerial imaging systems. In those systems, the imaging is of higher precision and processed with spatial and telemetry data collected along with the imagery, typically at higher altitudes and with consistent image overlap in the flight path sequence.

With MapKnitter the cartographer dynamically places each image and selects which images to include in the mosaic. Although the approaches are similar in that they use some type of additional information (usually pre-existing imagery of a lower resolution) as a reference, and that they are bound to specific cartographic elements such as map scale and map projection

See this page for some help in taking your first steps!

Below is a "diff" showing in red (and a -) which lines to remove, and in green (and a +) which lines to add:

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commented Oct 7, 2019

@fadib here is an issue for you


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commented Oct 7, 2019

Thanks! I will submit a PR soon. Looking forward to contributing more

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commented Oct 8, 2019

I would like to contribute!


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commented Oct 9, 2019

Can I contribute?


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commented Oct 9, 2019

@briannadeg and @ishitar: add your name here #6206


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commented Oct 10, 2019


anushtha1011 added a commit to anushtha1011/mapknitter that referenced this issue Oct 12, 2019
Added a line and  a piece of code at the end of file
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