Posts written by Anne Gentle, Dana Bauer
"What's the difference between data and a map?" This question came from an inquisitive fifth grader at the University of Texas on a gorgeous February Saturday in Austin. We brought a group of Rackers, some kites, and a huge red balloon to "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," presented by the UT Women in Engineering Program (WEP). We inflated the balloon to about five feet in diameter, attached a digital camera, and launched our mapping rig 100 feet in air above campus.