RE: [aprsisce] Tiles - Burning Man
For those that are going they plan to do a HAB at Burning Man to view the laser.
They posted the request to a UK based Balloon list, So I directed them to an American one
So I guess APRS might be handy for them
We are projecting the human DNA through a laser at the burning man festival
in Nevada this year through a 60w laser. This should be visible from upto
30km high due to using a really powerful laser. This in part to recognise
the efforts of Dr Jonathan Rothberg who pioneered high speed genome
We would like some assistance with launching a high altitude balloon to film
this laser DNA projection as well as the burning man from a top down view.
At best, we hope to be able to view the laser projection from space.
Given that no body in our engineering group has any experience with high
altitude ballooning, Steve Daniels kindly put me in touch with you to see if
you may be able to assist us on this project.
If you would like to know more about this project, we were featured in
wired last week
and also the Huffington post today.
We will of course cover the costs associated with this project.
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APRSISCE/32 Beta tester and WIKI editor http://aprsisce.wikidot.com
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Adam Mahnke
Sent: 12 August 2013 22:07
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Tiles - Burning Man
If only I were going.
I've actually never been, but have friends that go religiously every year. Granted they aren't into APRS (one of them actually is a Ham)
This is pretty cool, thanks for sharing. :)
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:43:03 -0400
Subject: [aprsisce] Tiles - Burning Man
I was reading emails on an OSM list and I saw a mention of a map for Burning
Man 2013. So I went hunting for tiles even though I will not be attending. I
suspect there may be an individual or two that will attend this event, so,
the information may be useful.
Online view of the area:
A view of 1 tile at the center:
Zoom Min: 10 (15 is the first useful level)
Zoom Max: 18 (19 is available for other map applications)
You should center your display here before starting the fetch process:
If you head there while using OSM tiles, you will notice it may be
confusing. The location is moved every year. They are historic and this year
will be different. Somehow this is meant to reduce impact of the city that
last 1 week. Old maps are useless for this event.
Unlike the first two links above, the tiles are transparent and will have a
black background (browsers use a white background for viewing, APRSIS32 does
not provide a background so it will be black). There are tools available
that can merge these tiles with other tiles such as the aerial tiles in the
Considering the event starts Aug 26 2013, you should have already started
your planning! :)
There might be a method to get data in your GPS too. This appears to be an
Android/iOS option: http://www.gaiagps.com/.
PS. You might want to read the following as well.
> Here is a GitHub project with the map data and tilemill project:target="_blank">https://github.com/trailbehind/iBurn-maps/releases
> The mbtiles files (opaque and transparent) have been published as
> This was all done by Jesse. Really cool stuff!
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 4:11 PM, David
> > This might be worth looking at:
> > From the blog post:
> > "You can use these resources for any project you wish. We
> consider it
> > all to be open and free, in the spirit of the event"
- On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Steve Daniels
> For those that are going they plan to do a HAB at Burning Man to view the laser.I've been in contact with them, and brought in Scott from Argent Data
> They posted the request to a UK based Balloon list, So I directed them to an American one
> So I guess APRS might be handy for them
Systems, since he's going to the event, makes APRS trackers, and has
flown HAB payloads. I've asked for clarification of what it is that
they are trying to do, but have not gotten a response.
I'm not sure they really know what they are wanting to do either.