Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City

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Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City

Post by Superposition » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:09 am

Hi Burners,

I want to build a 3D Virtual version of Black Rock City. Does anyone know if there is already a 3D version available?

I found this webpage but the link of the 3D KML no longer works

http://vterrain.org/Locations/us/nevada/us-nv.html

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City

Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:26 am

Every year the structures and placement of camps change. So a 3D map would be different every year.
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Re: Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:24 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:26 am
Every year the structures and placement of camps change. So a 3D map would be different every year.
Unless, of course, you're just interested in a 3D map of the terrain the city sits on and not the temporary structures... in which case, pretty much any 2D map should approximate it within maybe an inch of elevation. It's flat out there.

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Post by motskyroonmatick » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:36 pm

Lidar scan via light aircraft or registered drone? Don't know of it being done. Maybe this is the year for it?
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Re: Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City

Post by Token » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:50 am

It used to be all the rage way back when Google Earth was fresh and crisp.

There was also some VRML community on 3rd life or some such persistent world. Virtual Playa or similar.

If your propeller hat is strong and the geek is in you, the BORG has opened APIs for just such stuff years ago and all pertinent data should be accessible to build your own.

Start here:

http://innovate.burningman.org/

Then get a key to see what is available on the API here:

https://api.burningman.org/

And check out the discussion list.

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Re: Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City

Post by Canoe » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:04 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:26 am
Every year the structures and placement of camps change. So a 3D map would be different every year.
And even every day of that year.
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