Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

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Re: The Satellite Photo

Postby Zhust » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:54 am

DiscoBall wrote:That link seems weird to me.


Indeed. It's not the file, it's a torrent descriptor file. You use BitTorrent client software to actually download the file. It downloads from many other computers on the Internet, so if one connection is slow or gets disconnected, the download can continue (as opposed to a FTP or HTTP download which must download the file in order from start-to-end, is limited by the speed and reliability of that one connection, and has limited provisions for recovering from a broken connection, so it's not particularly good for large files). You can read more about it at the Wikipedia article and find examples of client software from this article, although I use µTorrent (aka uTorrent) on a Mac and that works satisfactorily for me.
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Re: The Satellite Photo

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:34 am

Zhust wrote:
DiscoBall wrote:That link seems weird to me.


Indeed. It's not the file, it's a torrent descriptor file.


Ya, torrents can be pretty scary for people that have never done them.
I'm gonna send DiscoBall the file old school.....a DVD via snail mail.
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Re: The Satellite Photo

Postby C187 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:41 am

weather man wrote:Ya, torrents can be pretty scary for people that have never done them.
I'm gonna send DiscoBall the file old school.....a DVD via snail mail.


That's a higher bandwidth then what I'm currently getting with the one seed from Stockholm!! It's amazing! lol
Although thank you seeder, I lost my last save of this, and need the image to make measurements now. So you sir/mam rock.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby 9ah » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:06 pm

Thanks for bumping this... DLing the file now. 1.19gb... Huge? 83% there already so I can't complain.

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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby ccbombcc » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:40 pm

Bumping .. I'm using uTorrent to download the 1.1 gig "Burn Satellite.zip" mentioned earlier in this thread, and I got part of the file, but now there are 0 seeds. :( Could someone please seed the file again?
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby BBadger » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:29 am

Here, I've uploaded it to Anonfiles as a JPG, as the 10x filesize TIFF gives you nothing additional. The archive has two images: the original full-sized image (90% of which doesn't even show BRC) that may require you to open it in Photoshop to view, and a cropped image of the city itself which is probably more useful.

https://anonfiles.com/file/fda55b9ebe35 ... b01c8b647e (120MB)
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby ccbombcc » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:54 am

Thanks for uploading, but I'm looking for even larger resolution than that... it would be nice to get kind of resolution as here: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/115712
Except the gigapan image is a "rough draft", messed up where the photos were stitched together. Some camps appear on top of each other like a double exposure gone wrong.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby trilobyte » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:55 am

I'm not sure that higher resolution imagery from last year's event exists. GeoEye didn't have their 'best foot forward' so to speak (scheduling issues), and while there may have been other eyes in the sky, any companies or governments with footage haven't identified themselves or made footage available.
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby curt shocker » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:46 pm

FWIW, Google has updated the image for BRC. It's not super high resolution and has some cloud shadows, but it's good enough the see the (upside-down) smiley we made in the street with our cooler water. http://tinyurl.com/l7xu8dy
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby Zhust » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:50 pm

curt shocker wrote:FWIW, Google has updated the image for BRC. It's not super high resolution and has some cloud shadows, but it's good enough the see the (upside-down) smiley we made in the street with our cooler water. http://tinyurl.com/l7xu8dy


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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby Savannah » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:44 pm

I found my tent!
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby Eric » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:33 am

I found our RV - the gigapan was taken, as far as I can tell, sometime Sat afternoon after we had left. The rest of the BRC Weekly camp is there, but our RV is gone. In this one, we still there!
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby 9ah » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:18 am

Fuck. This just made me miss the playa and being dusty.

I'm going to create a countdown on a sheet up paper and tick off the hours, like the last week of middle/high school!
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:48 am

I love the people who used cooler-water to make a big heart in the dust . . . :)

It's at 3 o'clock & G in curt shocker's link.

Although nothing surpasses the clarity of ccbombcc's rough draft version (in the spots where the dreaded double exposure isn't occurring).
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby Bless » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:59 am

has anyone found a high resolution satellite image from 2013?
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby burner von braun » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:44 am

Bless wrote:has anyone found a high resolution satellite image from 2013?

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https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... 43#p959066
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Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

Postby Bless » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:41 am

burner von braun wrote:
Bless wrote:has anyone found a high resolution satellite image from 2013?

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https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... 43#p959066


Disappointing, but thanks!
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