[texhax] Re Unusual Document

Gordon Haverland ghaverla at materialisations.com
Wed Aug 31 16:15:20 CEST 2016

On Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:28:08 +0000
"Hefferon, James S." <jhefferon at smcvt.edu> wrote:

>> I think I would really need to find someone who flies to get a
>> picture from the sky.  Potentially the letters could be 60 feet tall
>> (I think I have about 80 feet available for a "line" of text).
> I should think that the local drone club (look on Meetup) would enjoy
> taking pictures.  For that matter, at that size it would be easily
> visible on Google Earth.

No, I would not approach a drone club.  There are enough incidents in
the news of drones flying where they shouldn't be.  My location is
within about 2-2.5 miles of an airport.  TheRegister is currently
running a thread on a drone at 7000 feet and another incident of a
drone within 10m of an aircraft cockpit.  I think drones can be very
useful, we need more intelligence involved in their flying.

On GoogleEarth, the house and driveway can be seen.  I think one pine
tree affected by mountain pine beetle can also be seen.  So maybe it
could resolve the 6 foot wide "cuts".  But, should a TUG article get
written, I should look to see if the image is present.  Or figure out
how to send a message to ISS to see if they can see it.

But thanks for the ideas.


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