1. For Public Laboratory. http://publiclaboratory.org
    Cesar Harada (Open_Sailing) and Adam Griffiths (Western Carolina University).

    >> Question : How can you extract the % of wetland from an UV aerial picture using photoshop?

    _ Instructions :

    1. isolate the part that you are interested in using the menu/ image/ adjustment/ replace color
    There you want to have a quite fuzzy selection and darken the desired part.

    2. after isolating the part you are interested in -black area- apply menu/ image/ adjustment/ threshold

    3. use magic wand /untick "contiguous" pixel to select all the black pixels available.
    Open menu/ window/ histogram/ expanded view. Here you will see how many black pixels are selected.

    Now you know how many black pixels there is on this image - corresponding the area of wetland from the original UV picture. You can convert the number of pixels into a % (proportions of wetland) or in surface area for quantifying.

    It is possible to optimize this workflow by creating a script or recording the chain of actions.


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  2. Oyster reef restoration in Mobile Alabama, Dog river mouth.
    20110121@15:41, High tide.
    30.57562, -88.07847


    Mapping for Grassroots Mapping & LA Bucket Brigade.
    Photos of Prof. Leo Denton and Prof. Dawn McKinney
    Stitching by Cesar Harada

    Volunteers will be deploying approximately 23,000 bags of oyster shells to create new reefs and habitat at the mouth of Dog River.

    Left at 10:45 - return 20:30
    Milleage : start 761963 - end 764803

    Map generated from 5000 aerial photos here : http://cesarharada.com/2011/mapping/20110121mobile.zip

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  3. Also on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3xw3Nz9-b8
    20100812 in Lake Pontchartrain

    by Open_Sailing + randomwalks
    Cesar Harada + Sey Min

    thanks to
    LA Bucket Brigade : labucketbrigade.org/
    Suzette Toledano Becker : http://www.suzettebecker.com/
    with the support of V2_ : http://v2.nl/
    Based on the T37 of Tippecanoe Boats : http://www.modelsailboat.com

    check the post : http://cesarharada.posterous.com/protei-001

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  4. http://w-e-a.org
    (in Alpha development as we speak 9 May 2010)

    What if reporting an environmental problem was as simple as sending a message?
    What if the world knew about every environmental problem and we were taking action together?
    What if we were rewarded for doing good?
    This is the World Environment Action, w-e-a.org


    Made in Nairobi Kenya, at the *IHub_ by Cesar Harada
    Music : Modeselektor, Hello Mom, "Vote or Die"
    Thanks to : Joshua Musau, Jessica Colaco, Nana Nduati, Angela Nicole, Akirachix ninja power forever.

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  5. Yes, I love that, when Africa feels like Japan, work people work! Yes, I'm the proud responsible for this construction (finger crossed it goes well until the end!). It s being a hard work to do this in parallel with prototyping the World Environment Action (http://w-e-a.org). Carry on, carry on.

    Music Chico Cesar, Pedra De Responsa

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World Environment Action

Cesar Harada


Solve one problem at the time together

The World Environment Action (WEA) aims are :
1 - to connect on the same map all environmental issues and action takers, may they be individuals, NGOs, companies or state services (with Ushahidi)

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Solve one problem at the time together

The World Environment Action (WEA) aims are :
1 - to connect on the same map all environmental issues and action takers, may they be individuals, NGOs, companies or state services (with Ushahidi)
2 - provide a free transparent project management flow and self assessment tool for all environment initiatives (with Kickstarter)
3 - a visual forum to invent the global environmental governance of tomorrow, the World Environment Organization (WEO) (with Prezi)

We crowd-source all informations using the most basic communication equipments (SMS - smart phones MMS, computers) but we process the information with the most advanced algorithms. Everyone can report a problem, take action and get rewarded.
The philosophy behind the WEA is "Object Oriented Politics", "Adhocracy", a pragmatic way of coordinating efforts to resolve issues, "Solve one problem at the time together".

The WEA puts together :
- environmental activism
- social networking
- economic incentive
in a coherent project toward a sustainable management of human activities (environment + social + economic)

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