Burning Man Earth is an ongoing effort to make Black Rock City more accessible to all, and to create a complete and enduring digital record. The project is an interrelated set of systems which encompass mapping, communications, imagery, and other data. With it, you might search for the time and location of on-playa events, connect with other participants on or off playa, view current or historical imagery, or virtually fly through Black Rock City in 3D, plus much more.
Additionally, these systems are developed through the collaboration of a global group of volunteers using open source software and programming techniques, and primarily for open use. In addition to serving as a resource at the event, each year will be documented in a multi-layered composite, as if “preserved in amber.” This will enable Burners to revisit the playa digitally, and non-participants from around the world to glimpse our ephemeral city.
In the style of Burning Man, BME is participatory and interactive. We encourage attendees to register and share in the many features, and also to help build our virtual archive: BManEarth : Signup. We also encourage interested developers, programmers, modelers and artists to contact us to participate in our development efforts.
We are currently trying to improve the API for Burning Man, and need your help. In order to support the many clients for Burning Man Earth, we need a robust API, and currently we only support GET operations on public data. We would like to go a step further and enable oAuth and POST/DELETE, and improve the API to better handle search queries.
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