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I can see my theme camp being built

Post by hammockhelper » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:54 am

On maps.google.com search for gerlach,nv and pan a little east. It's a recent picture. I can see center camp being erected and my buddy Paul who is off at 2 o'clock and ego setting up for the hammock hangout. I wonder how often this picture is being updated?

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Post by headquarters » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:12 am

i think thats still the picture from 2003. They don't update it that often i dont' think.

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Post by sputnik » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:14 am

Even though they have plastered a copyright 2005 all over these images, these look a lot like those that were shown around when google came out with this service. Most people have concluded that these photos are from the 03 event based on the shape of the base for the man.

The following image from the 21st of this month was posted on another site. Please feel free to compare:

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:32 pm

What's that green on the playa, sput? Optical illusion? Photosynthesis? a desparate attempt to put the squelch on orange camp? Inquiring fishes need to know.
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Post by Shagy » Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:02 pm

In 2005, we only get 9 streets, the google site shows 10 streets. The photo above shows 9 and it is likely a 2005 image.

Does the fact that there are only 9 streets indicate that this years expected population would be smaller? I see a lot of people trying to unload tickets on Craigslist and through this forum. Are we shrinking?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:09 pm

Almost certainly not. There seems to be a typical last minute flurry as some people's plans fall through and others decide "what the hey?" The population upped itself 5,000 or so last year. Unless we're really badly hit by gas prices (which IMHO will happen sooner or later) expect close to 40,000. This is a guess and not a particularly educated one.
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Post by regionalchaos » Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:47 pm

Google satellite images are supposed to be updated about every 6-18 months.

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Post by Gravity Mike » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:11 pm

I agree with the 40,000 estimate.

I don't know how often the google maps are 'supposed' to be updated, but I can tell you the following:

- That google satellite image was exactly the same 3 weeks ago when I first discovered it. This was before the roads were mapped, so it is definately not this year!

- When I go find my house, the tree I cut down 2 years ago is still in the back yard, and the school down the street that was knocked down/rebuilt 3 years ago has the old school in the photo.

- These mapping satellites follow an orbit that will *eventually* fly over the entire surface of the earth *during the day* every 3-6 months. That is the quickest possible update time (for a non-CIA controlled satellite network) presently.

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Post by Gravity Mike » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:13 pm

BTW, it'll suck if the next updated picture was taken when there was no sign of BRC!!! Think about it. 90% of the time you'd see nothing.

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Post by Q_ » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:45 pm

Try like closer to 60-70% of the time you will see nothing.... Pre event setup and post event cleanup takes awhile. Plus the CEO of Google is a burner....
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Post by sputnik » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:33 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:What's that green on the playa, sput? Optical illusion? Photosynthesis? a desparate attempt to put the squelch on orange camp? Inquiring fishes need to know.
I don't know, this is Zona's pic (or maybe Zane, I get the Z names mixed up sometimes). I suspect it's a aberration of some sort in the lighting and such.

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Post by chrispburn » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:58 pm

nine streets, but bigger blocks
so the space is no less, maybe more

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Post by TheJudge » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:30 am

FWIW, I believe the high-res shots of BRC on Google Maps were taken from an airplane, not satellite.
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Post by BigBeare » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:11 pm

Gravity Mike wrote:BTW, it'll suck if the next updated picture was taken when there was no sign of BRC!!! Think about it. 90% of the time you'd see nothing.

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