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ISDRA GeoPhoto N32*44.324' W114*52.507'

Post by LoBuck » Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:57 pm

This ISDRA GeoPhoto was taken on Sunday, 11/30/03 @ 12:29pm on Thanksgiving Weekend 2003 - The coordinates of where I stood to take the photo are on the bottom. When you take a comparison photo, just stand at those coordinates, line up the road, center the horizon, and click.

It will be interesting to see how many camps are in there and what that small bowl will look like in photos that follow. :D

This one's not too bad because of the road, but next time out I will try to remember to get a compass heading. #-o

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OK, who's gonna post the FIRST Phollow up Photo :?:
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Re: ISDRA GeoPhoto N32*44.324' W114*52.507'

Post by LoBuck » Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:21 pm

LoBuck wrote:OK, who's gonna post the FIRST Phollow up Photo :?:
I guess its going to be me. :lol:

I took ths one on the way home from El Centro after setting up the Sand Limo Giveaway buggy at the Big Boy Toys Show.

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Post by LoBuck » Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:44 pm

That is very cool Bob. 8) You can see the ridge I was standing on to take the photo!
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Post by YFZ Bob » Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:35 pm

Cool, We could name it "LoBuck's Ridge" :D

Glenn, check out this site. http://boulter.com/gps/ Convert's coordinates in any format.

Here's another cool program I use. It's shareware but Fun to mess around with 8)
It's called Topo Fusion http://www.topofusion.com
The Main site may be down for updates though.

TopoFusion is a Windows application that maps GPS data on Topo and Aerial maps for the United States. It was designed from the ground up to display Terraserver image data as quickly as possible. It reads and writes the GPX format as its primary file format. TopoFusion supports all Garmin and Magellan GPS units. Other features include placement of digital photos using EXIF headers and advanced GPS track processing (trail networks, splining).
Note: In the unregistered version, some map tiles are obscured. You are limited to three open files at one time.
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http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/TopoFusi ... 90281.html

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Post by jhitesma » Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:29 pm

I'll have to check out Topo Fusion.

Have you seen USA Photo Maps bob?

http://jdmcox.com/

It's free and sounds like it does the same things more or less...may not be as user friendly though.

Here's one I did with it of a little test run at Buttercup:

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(There are some extra tracks as well from spurious waypoints I didn't remove that caused the big outline around the dune formation...this was just a quick test though. Need to take the GPS out again this year and get some good tracks to plot!)

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Post by LoBuck » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:23 am

I was going through my photos and found one that I took to post in this thread. I guess I never posted it.

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Here's the 1st photo in this thread taken 23 months before. Shifting Sands.... What used to be a small bowl is no more.
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Keep in mind that all of the photos in this thread were taken from the exact coordinates and (almost the same) field of view.
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Post by jhitesma » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:03 am

Looks like part of the bowl is still there...just it's a dune now:

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I had to tweak the one photo a little to get this to work...it was the same spot but not exactly the same angle :D

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Post by Jerry Seaver » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:19 am

That's neat how you got the two pictures flip flopping back and forth. Really shows how much the sand moves. It would interesting to have several spots that could be tracked like this to show why nothing grows in the active dunes and that the dunes aren't barren because of OHV traffic.

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Post by Vincent J Brunasso » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:32 pm

Jason, that is an awesome effect. We used to ride to the pipes and take a picture every year from the same spot at the same angle - well, tried to anyway: this was before GPS but was still pretty impressive how things changed out there.

Some years they were on top of a little ridge and others in a little bowl. Some years they were totally uncovered and others practically covered. They seem to be sinking though - the net effect of sand being blown away under them then filled back in. Made us all wonder how many items are buried by that phenomenon or by just a dune advancing over them.

Naturally, I haven't any pix since the closure.
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Post by sddiverz » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:14 pm

The two photos are really cool, but Jason's animated one is VERY COOL. It's amazing how much - and how little - the dunes change over time. This is the next best thing to having a time lapse video!
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Post by jhitesma » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:48 pm

I had forgotten about that little animated gif already....****...there goes my productivity for the night. I can sit here and watch the sand shift for hours :D

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Post by LoBuck » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:45 am

sddiverz wrote:It's amazing how much - and how little - the dunes change over time.
Have you seen this topic?

Take a look back 25 years..
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Post by Glamisbound » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:21 am

Yeah, very cool! I read somewhere once that the dunes move approximatley 3' East every year.
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