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See Earth, one sector at a time

By ramses0 in News
Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 01:05:55 PM EST
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Here's a very interesting social project involving the net- http://confluence.org/ Their utterly impractical goal is to gather pictures from every latitude and longitude intersection around the world.


The pictures aren't designed to serve any specific purpose. If you want spy satellite shots, you'd be better off going to the Terraserver. Odds are the pictures will just look like photographs from random internet tourists, and that's just what they are. The true goal and inspiration for this project is
to encourage people to get outside, tromp around in places they normally would never go, and take pictures of it.
Texas is already 10% done, while Puerto Rico only has two confluence points left. For an international flavor, the confluence posted for Saudi Arabia is spectacular. Something I never would have seen except for this project.

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See Earth, one sector at a time | 11 comments (11 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
This is an interesting project. Ne... (none / 0) (#5)
by bmetzler on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 01:17:35 PM EST

bmetzler voted 1 on this story.

This is an interesting project. New wallpaper for me :) Too bad they don't have anything from Minnesota, where I live.
www.bmetzler.org - it's not just a personal weblog, it's so much more.

Re: This is an interesting project. Ne... (none / 0) (#11)
by Anonymous Hero on Fri Feb 18, 2000 at 09:54:03 AM EST

Um, that's the idea. There are 27 places in Minnesota where you could be the first to get photos, one of which is less than 30 miles from the town your domain's registered in.


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Very cool.... (none / 0) (#3)
by joeyo on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 01:22:13 PM EST

joeyo voted 1 on this story.

Very cool.

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"Give me enough variables to work with, and I can probably do away with the notion of human free will." -- demi

Not many new stories at the moment.... (none / 0) (#4)
by hattig on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 02:24:35 PM EST

hattig voted 1 on this story.

Not many new stories at the moment... and there are pretty pictures. Couldn't get the Terraserver to work, but the words Microsoft were sprinkled around that site so I am not that surprised. The current earth mapping satellite is making some great readings as well.

Umm, so what?... (none / 0) (#1)
by Paul Dunne on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 02:33:20 PM EST

Paul Dunne voted -1 on this story.

Umm, so what?
http://dunne.home.dhs.org/

While I wouldn't categorize this as... (none / 0) (#2)
by dblslash on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 02:38:21 PM EST

dblslash voted 1 on this story.

While I wouldn't categorize this as "news, per se, I do think it's damn interesting.

This is so cool. The shots from Sa... (none / 0) (#7)
by relarson on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 04:38:03 PM EST

relarson voted 1 on this story.

This is so cool. The shots from Saudi Arabia are indeed very good. The site makes me want to drive around Minnesotta and be the first one to take a photo at a confluence point. -Rich
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
--John Dryden,

    All for Love

A broad array of interesting angles... (none / 0) (#6)
by Demona on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 05:39:43 PM EST

Demona voted 1 on this story.

A broad array of interesting angles, most notably the "get up/out and DO something!" tack (given the recent thread on isolation). Hey, what's that big yellow thing in the sky again?

sorta interesting but not front pag... (none / 0) (#8)
by rajivvarma on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 07:45:08 PM EST

rajivvarma voted 0 on this story.

sorta interesting but not front page-worthy

Rajiv Varma
Mirror of DeCSS.

This was on memepool.com last month... (none / 0) (#9)
by Kip on Thu Feb 17, 2000 at 08:55:19 PM EST

Kip voted 0 on this story.

This was on memepool.com last month, but it is a funny little site. Might be a good candidate for the quickies section.

why not?... (none / 0) (#10)
by mr. creep on Fri Feb 18, 2000 at 12:14:03 AM EST

mr. creep voted 1 on this story.

why not?
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