You Can See my Data From Space

As it’s almost Friday, you can spend a bit of time wondering what this is all about:

The location is in Kruger National Park.


It’s an experiment that was started in the 1950s, and I’m now working on analysing the data from it. If you look around there on Google Maps, you’ll see that there are several sites like this.
I just thought it was cool that we could see the plots from space.

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15 Responses to You Can See my Data From Space

  1. Matt Brown says:

    Triffid farms?

  2. Jennifer Rohn says:

    Weapons of mass destruction! Where’s Colin Powell when you need him?

  3. Richard Wintle says:

    It’s not an experiment, it’s a multi-million dollar pound Arts Council-funded art project, using 16 million litres gallons of purple paint, three toilet seats and a sausage.
    (Some aspects of the above statement may not be entirely accurate. E&OE, etc.)

  4. Bob O'Hara says:

    Damn, you’re all so close…
    They had to use a soya sausage, though.

  5. GrrlScientist says:

    that reminds me of something that Christo and Jeanne-Claude did in Central Park, except your data are bigger. much much bigger!

  6. Cath Ennis says:

    It’s a hand clutching a bendy straw to drink a giant glass of coke.
    Are you cloning diabetic giants?

  7. Bob O'Hara says:

    How do you know it was coke?

  8. Cath Ennis says:

    I guessed. It’s the only thing I ever drink through a straw.

  9. Linda Lin says:

    COOL..
    kinda looks like square crop circles

  10. Kristi Vogel says:

    Head and horns of a huge oryx figure, carved on the landscape by ancient tribes, hundreds of years ago, and designed to signal interstellar visitors.
    Think Chariots of the Gods.
    Cue weird New Age music.

  11. Bob O'Hara says:

    They might have been signaling triffids, of course.

  12. Bronwen Dekker says:

    Is it the veld burning experiment?
    (sorry to add a serious entry into the possibilities…)

  13. Bob O'Hara says:

    Curses, Bronwen. You’ve got it! They instituted different burning regimes (every year, every 2 years etc), and we’re looking at the effects on biodiversity.

  14. Bronwen Dekker says:

    Did you get to go – bet that it is really hot at the moment! (even without fires).
    Must be pretty interesting.
    Alain and I went to the Kruger National Park in December one year. Unplanned sleepover. Spent the night killing mosquitoes and hoping that we weren’t in the malaria belt.

  15. Bob O'Hara says:

    I haven’t been invited down yet, but I’m hoping.
    Hm, this summer might be a good time to go.