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Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby burner von braun » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:25 pm

Does anyone know what the schedule is for the satellite imaging flyover for 2013?
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby freeeeeman » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:33 pm

i second this request! :)
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby socks » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:14 pm

Its on google earth now . I was able to pick out my camp
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby 9ah » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:44 pm

For 2013, Socks...
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby burner von braun » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:22 pm

Yep, still wondering here. I seem to recall last year's flyover being mentioned in JRS prior to the event. I did hear back from one of our more wise eplayans, but so far he hasn't heard anything yet either. Apparently the people who make this happen have a tendency to use a bird that flies over just before noon on Thursday or Friday. Thursday last year I believe. I'll post here if/when I hear anything.. and thanks for doing the same..
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby 1durphul » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:03 pm

burner von braun wrote:Yep, still wondering here. I seem to recall last year's flyover being mentioned in JRS prior to the event. I did hear back from one of our more wise eplayans, but so far he hasn't heard anything yet either. Apparently the people who make this happen have a tendency to use a bird that flies over just before noon on Thursday or Friday. Thursday last year I believe. I'll post here if/when I hear anything.. and thanks for doing the same..



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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby Fiver » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:06 am

I haven't heard anything about them this year..... My indirect contact with the Satellite company has moved to another job, so I won't be getting them (if they happened) through that channel this year. Will make creating my moop map overlays a lot harder to do without... Anyone get a good overhead aerial photo at least?
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby Wrath » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:23 am

socks wrote:Its on google earth now

Really? I looked at it (maps & earth) and saw my camp from last year!
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby VinceH » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:37 am

You are correct, sir. 2013 street names, 2012 map. No question. Reported to Google.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby Elliot » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:55 pm

Fiver wrote:... Anyone get a good overhead aerial photo at least?

Killbuck and Nilasnake took this and others from a plane. My camp is the big white shade in the circle.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby trilobyte » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:41 am

I'd had a conversation at someone with Digital Globe (the name of the entity that had been previously known as geoeye), they told me a few days before the event that they were planning a pass, but did not yet have the schedule locked down and wouldn't until the start of the event. It sounded like they were trying to schedule the best gear they could, but it was up in the air due to some other customer job (makes sense, paid gigs get priority). It's possible that other jobs made it impossible to schedule, or that weather conditions didn't allow for great imagery - I've send them a note, and will pass along what I hear back.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby Fiver » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:52 pm

Trilo passed this along to me. Not what we are looking for per-se, but proof the image exists....

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/this-is-a-satellite-image-of-the-burning-man-festival-black-news-photo/180488588
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby JulesSanson » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:48 pm

So:
_ not on Google Earth / Maps (still showing 2012)
_ DigitalGlobe has images but not yet released

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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby EspressoDude » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:53 pm

follow the Getty images link and work through the various use scenarios. It is available at prices that range from 300 to 450 dollars on what would be as close to personal use as I can come up with. note that personal use is not an option.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby JayBobBoy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:10 pm

Bump! Has anyone found a good image of this year?
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby Eddaytona » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:26 pm

Tonight on Jeopardy the answer was "What is Burning Man" the category was "Seen From Space". The image was BRC from the satellite. This is either very cool or spells the absolute doom of life as we knew it on the Playa.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby trilobyte » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:56 am

Sorry guys, no free satellite imagery this year. The guys who ran the GeoEye satellites who had been doing flybys for the last several years are now part of a company called Digital Globe, and while they did have a satellite pass they unfortunately are not making the images available to the public. Digital Globe's images are available through a convoluted licensing process, and cost a vast fortune (they scale based on resolution and type of application).
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby burner von braun » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:50 am

Well, not what we were hoping to hear, but thanks for the info Trilo.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby JayBobBoy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:47 am

Thanks for the update Trilo! That's truly a bummer. I was sure hoping to see our set up from space. :(
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2013 Aerial imagery is up!

Postby asr9754 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:19 pm

Just happened to find that Google Earth has an updated aerial imagery from the 2013 event.
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Re: 2013 Aerial imagery is up!

Postby Jackass » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:01 pm

Link...or something?
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby trilobyte » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:09 pm

I'm merging this with the existing thread on satellite imagery from the 2013 event (though I'm not sure if it's in Google Maps yet), in the Experiences At Burning Man forum (which is a better fit for photos, videos, and stories from the playa).

I think Google's data updated a little while back. Digital Globe's information is still not only not free, but not cheap either. However, there are a couple satellite imagery smartphone apps out there that will let you search for and purchase specific images (at $15-$20 apiece) for personal use. We don't want to plug them here, so no links in the thread please. I would, however, encourage you to send messages to @DigitalGlobe on twitter, encouraging them to make the Burning Man 2013 satellite imagery available free for personal use.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby asr9754 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:02 pm

You can find it on Google Earth on a desktop computer, not sure about mobile or tablet,
if you click the "historical imagery" icon (looks like a clock with an arrow), then click backwards or forwards to toggle through the images to one from August 2013.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby Bless » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:00 pm

I found it, thanks for the pointer
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby JayBobBoy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:33 pm

Thank you so much for the tip. I was hoping there would be an image somewhere!
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Re: Satellite Images of 2013 Burning Man

Postby burner von braun » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:02 pm

Woohoo! Thanks for finding and posting that asr9754
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