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How far is it... ?

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:29 am

From the 2011 Operating Plan

(Proposed) Burning Man location:

Elevation: 3904'

True North/South follows road 4:00 and 10:00

Promenades are 30' wide on the 3:00/9:00 and 6:00/12:00 axis, with lampposts every 100'

The first road (Esplanade) is 2100' from the Man, the next is 400', then every 200', all
roads measured from centerline. The City is 9460 ft in diameter.

Man to the center of Center Camp: 2400'

Camp Center Theme Camps radius: 250' inside and 485' outside (500' radius to the
center of the outer circle road)

The main Plazas are at 3:00 and 9:00, centered 2700’ from the Man, and are 250’ in
diameter. There are two smaller Plazas at 4:30 and 7:30, centered 3700’ from the Man,
these are 200’ in diameter.

DPW and Fire/Services are 550’ from outer road, center to center

Outer road to Greeter area: 1200’

Walk in Camping Area is within area beyond outer road to pentagon between lines
extended from 2:00 and 5:00

Man to outer fence pentagon points: approx. 7300', 8575 between points
(Pentagon contains over 126 million sq. ft., or 2,900 acres – 4.54 sq. miles)

Greeter Area to Gate: 1.1 miles

Gate to Highway 34: 1.5 miles
To Depot: 10 miles
To Gerlach: 13 miles
To Reno: 120 miles
To San Francisco: 337 mile
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Re: How far is it... ?

Postby SnowBlind » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:21 am

weather man wrote:The first road (Esplanade) is 2100' from the Man, the next is 400', then every 200', all
roads measured from centerline.


That number has changed to 2400' this year. The rest is probably mostly the same.

Cool list, weather man.
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Re: How far is it... ?

Postby Savannah » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:26 am

The 2011 map lists North as heading up 4:30, not 4:00. I wonder which one is true?

Maybe North is 4:30, and True North (as listed above) is 4:00.

Not like there's a whole lot of difference for these purposes.
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Re: How far is it... ?

Postby SnowBlind » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:46 am

In the last permit there were two locations for BRC which they alternated (with a third one if the population hits a certain cap).

The idea is to let the playa recover. The two locations are moved, and slightly rotated. I think it was a half hour of rotation. So that is probably why.
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Re: How far is it... ?

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:27 pm

Savannah wrote:Maybe North is 4:30, and True North (as listed above) is 4:00.

Sherlock!
The diff between true and magnetic N here is 15 degrees, which equals that half an hour you noted.

Savannah wrote:Not like there's a whole lot of difference for these purposes.

Ha! We've already got the engineers working on reorientation of shade, cooler placement, sundials and solar panels.
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