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A walk along the Esplanade by gonzo earth

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Taken by
gonzo earth gonzo earth
Explore score
8.00 Gigapixels
Date added
May 22, 2010
Date taken
May 22, 2010
cityscapes, experimental, landscape, photojournalism, social, travel

Black Rock City - September 5th, 2009
Stitching-Processing-Map by Stewart Long gonzoearth.com
Aerial Imagery Sources: Jack Alderson, Jeffrey Johnson, Andrew Johnstone, Mikel Maron

""The Burning Man Earth Project began designing mapping and communication tools to enable attendees to better locate themselves and others, to communicate within the area, and to access and contribute information about artworks and events. The project was aimed at providing a managed digital space to encompass it all, both in functionality and as a permanent archive...
...As Earth itself seems slowly transforming into Metropolis, we must increasingly accept responsibility. The Burning Man Earth Project demonstrates another instance where the spirit shared through the Burning Man experience carries out, adding human value to the "default" world.""
-Andrew Johnstone, 2010

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. gonzo earth

    gonzo earth (May 24, 2010, 01:18PM )

    Thanks. We employ all of the traditional photogrammetry methods. More information from the links above, and here: www.flickr.com/photos/gonzoearth/3 875224693/in/set-72157622199116876 Will open in
a new tab or window/The map is a EPSG:900913 (Spherical Mercator projection) overlay of Jack's weather balloon data, with Mikel's kite data, on top of Cessna data from Andy and Jeff.

  2. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (May 24, 2010, 12:59PM )

    Super cool! I would love to know more about this image. Did you use weather balloons or helium filled garbage sacks? Or did you fly a Cessna? How did you ortho rectify the photos?

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