Monday, January 05, 2009

Spirit in the sand? -- back by popular demand

I think I found Jesus again.
But could you please explain for me why he's hanging out in a Peruvian sand dune?

10 Comments:

Blogger A Human Bean said...

Where else would you expect to find him?

4/27/2007 12:36 PM  
Anonymous robert said...

That is an amazing satalite photo image.

Though I couldn't recognize the face as anyone in specific, it appears that it was definitely created as an artistic memorial of a human person, and I see little way that the satalite image would have specifically been altered (although possible).

Unlike the Washington monument, the correct perspective of the face seems to be viewed straight down. This creates some extra work for the artist, and assumes a viewer that is not just passing by.

And the size of the image? About 3 miles by 5 miles? (About the size of a mid-sized city...) That is a large task.

But is Jesus spirit present there?
We know God's spririt is present in all life, and Jesus said if the people were silent even the rocks would cry out, thus God is probably present in all matter and all energy. So, yes, I agree with you, it is a manifestation of God's spirit in the sand.

(Just don't start worshiping the image in lieu of the source).

5/16/2007 9:45 AM  
Anonymous robert said...

Let's see... just about 10 miles northwest of a major city with Airport runway..., about 40 miles inland, on a slope of about 45ยบ ...

The perspective from the ocean, and from the city would be about the same as from straight down...?

This would make it a "national monument"?

Then who commissioned it, when was it done, and what is it officially called? How long did it take to make at what cost to how many people?

Here's the link to the runway:
Runway

Now, can we use Zillow.com to find the price of the houses in the area and get the 4 perspective birds eye views?

5/16/2007 10:39 AM  
Anonymous robert said...

I messed up the links; I'll try again:
runway

and:
Zillow.com

5/16/2007 10:53 AM  
Anonymous robert said...

wow, try it with zoom level set to 16:

runway enlarged

(Now, with Zillow.com, they use Microsoft virtual world, and pixel sizes are about 6" across; I'm still not sure what minimum pixel sizes we are getting here).

5/16/2007 11:08 AM  
Anonymous robert said...

Ahh -
It only lets us set zoom to a maximum of 18...

At that zoom, it appears the pixels are over 1 ft wide, and with the compression, a usable pixel is almost 3 ft.

zoom=18

5/16/2007 11:25 AM  
Anonymous robert said...

Maximum satalite zoom available for the face image =14.

But to see the entire face, zoom needs to be set at 13 or less:

face

(Haven't tried zoom of 20 for my house yet, and it is interesting how the zoom level changes dependent on location. Perhaps places of interest of higher resolution? Or more likely, equipment changed and the additional passes for the higher resolution images have not been completed yet. At least it is nice that the public has access and that the government is not trying to keep everything secret).

5/16/2007 4:01 PM  
Anonymous robert said...

Did you see that 700 ft roadway tunnel about 8 miles south of the face image?

tunnel

5/16/2007 8:13 PM  
Anonymous robert said...

Since apparently the only thing limiting available resolution for selected areas on Google Maps is U.S. security laws, what does it mean when even a zoom level 8 is not available? Or whem images are intentionally blury?

Perhaps that means the U.S. has military equipment located there, or perhaps an agreement with another country with military equipment?

But they why is Area-51 in Nevada provided up to zoom 18?

Area 51

Is this a "decoy"? Since the public already knows of the military use of the site, perhaps they want the public to see it so that rummors are minimised? And since the government knows when the satalites pass over, perhaps critical items are always inside when new photos are taken?

But if a terrorist was looking for a target, couldn't they just use Google Earth or Google Maps to find the low resolution areas, and then target the whole area, or perhaps use other resources to narrow the target?

Are the mandated security measures counter productive?

5/17/2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Funny... two years later and Jesus is gone from the sand dune. Maybe he had better things to do.

4/12/2011 9:41 AM  

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