Aerial Imaging - AREN Project
If you are a "cadet" kite flyer, you are ready to do aerial imaging. Using an Aeropod and an AREN kite system, the goal of aerial imaging is to get quality aerial images of the school, atmosphere and hydrology GLOBE study sites. In order to do the Aerial Imaging, a Monocam Aeropod kit will be used. The kit is composed of:
- 1 - Monocam Aeropod
- 1 - VTech Actioncam -- Please note, the camera needs to be charged before using. The camera can take video or time lapse photos (settings). The USB cable, included, is needed for charging and exporting video/photos. VTech Kidizoom Operating Procedure -- This is a configuration and operating procedure for the Vtech Kidizoom camera to be used for airborne imaging using the kite based “Aeropod” concept.
- 1 - Kingston 16GB Micro SD and Micro SD Adapter (optional) -- Insert the micro SD card into the camera. The camera has built in memory, but it will limit the length of the video and number of photos.
- 1 - 15' String Lead
Now that you have a Monocam Aeropod, it is time to attach it to the kite and the 15' String Lead:
Examples of Aerial Images from the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center: