Shortly after Burning Man an image was released shot from the Geo-Eye IKONOS satellite. Unfortunately this was not the full resolution image, and there was some talk at the time that the smaller file was all we were going to get.
Thanks to TheJaymo for finding this image – at 42Mb, reduced in resolution from the original 150 Mb file. Click, zoom in, and see what you can find.
If you really want to geek out on this, there is a 1.2 GB original image available via BitTorrent.
Some interesting things to spot, including Playa Glyphs and the word INSANE spelled out with shipping containers by DPW.
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There’s definately a lot to learn about this subject. I really like all the points you made.
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It gets better…
anyone else DL the torrent file? I haven’t. its like runnin in circles trying to get it. anyone have the direct link to the the torrent file? ^that one is circles of installing stuff. or am i crazy….which may be a possibility.
I downloaded it. It’s a zip file containing 5 files. One TIF file from August 31 (with the dust cloud) is 1 GB, 18380×18393. Then there’s a JPG version of the same photo (237 MB). There’s a TIF image from August 30 (no dust cloud) that’s 396 MB, 11492×11500; a JPG version of it, and a cropped JPG version, 3600×2880 and only 3.2 MB.
I installed BitTorrent to get it.
my Vuze doesn’t seem to work here… web site blocked. Maybe different european laws in action. We made a big heart shape with about 50 people when the satellite flew over. Would love to see that! Any chance you could upload it to me via wetransfer.com? I could give you my email address.
Joost – netherlands
The heart shape is easily visible on the Temple side of the Man. I put the three jpeg files into a zip file that’s about 336 MB. I uploaded it to Dropbox. You should be able to download it using this link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44258837/BurningMan2012SatellitePhotos.zip
Let me know if it doesn’t work. firstname.lastname@example.org
Any idea what the orange stars indicate on the 42 MB hires image?
I’m also wondering what the ornage stars are for?
I don’t see the 42Mb image link anywhere.
click the photo, the full size image will load, then you can go “save as”
Thanks and I would love to see the hi-res version but how do you read bit torrent? Apple sent me to download a Chinese Thunder which was supposed to help but since I can’t read Chinese it didn’t.
you can get a BitTorrent client like Vuze (vuze.com). Don’t use it to steal copyrighted material though! Your ISP might not like it.