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NOTE:  The following documents are large, so it is recommended that you RIGHT-click (Macintosh = control-click) and save the target file to your drive.

(1.1) RIGHT-CLICK HERE to download the complete "Table-Top" Survey completed by Randolph Langenbach from the PICTOMETRY oblique images - showing those "Gingerbread" contributing structures that could be identified from these images.  (77MB 'zip' file containing 388 .jpg images) *see instructions below

(1.2) CLICK HERE to download the same images as in 1.1 - but re-saved into PDF documents - with the filename (containing the image number and Lat-Long data) as a caption under each image. Use these documents to print the images because the filename is needed to place the images on the plan. (35MB Zip File)

(1-a) CLICK HERE for the Google Earth " KMZ " file that locates on Google Earth all of the selected building images from the "Table-Top Survey." *see instructions below.

(1-b) (for GIS experts only) CLICK HERE to download the Shape File for GIS mapping of the Table-Top Survey selections in ArchView. **see instructions below.

(2) RIGHT-CLICK HERE to download a High resolution ATLAS of maps of Gingerbread District with street names for printing on 8.5x11 pages  (180mb PDF)

 

 


* I have invented the term "table-top survey" as a term for what the Pictometry oblique imagery enables us to to identify the heritage resources and see major damage to them within this large and spread-out district.  This is the first comprehensive effort to carry this out - and others are encouraged to contribute to this list any properties missed, or those selected in error.

The KMZ layer allows one to see the selected sites in Google Earth (by number-not by image). You must install Google Earth on your computer for this file to launch and to work.  If you right-click and save the file - save it to your desktop on the drive which contains your system software.


** This ZIP file contains the group of files for placing the sites within the GIS software "ArchView" by ESRI.  I do not have this software, so contributions by others to do this are requested.

 

ALL OBLIQUE AERIAL IMAGERY IS COURTESY OF PICTOMETRY CORPORATION, New York, USA. 

Click on images below to see at full resolution.

To download, Right-click (Macintosh='control-click') and select "save target as" (or words to that effect).

Map of the Gingerbread District showing the grid subdividing the properties in the "table-top" survey, #1 in the download column on the left.  Each extracted image showing a building is identified in its filename by the latitude and longitude - which will allow this data to be keyed to a GIS map.  Using this map shown here, one can manually find the buildings as they are also labeled by the grid square. 

Filenames have the following format:
2B(15)18.535810,-72.3 33031--1537E_100203.jpg
The '2B' is the map grid, the next digits are the latitude and longitude, the digits after the '--' are from the Pictometry filename so the original image in Pictometry can be located, and the 'E' stands for oblique view looking East. (The other coordinates are marked S,W,N, as appropriate.)

Map from http://Haiti.openstreetmap.nl.

Map of Gingerbread District - the same as used for downloadable Atlas of Maps, #2 in column to the left.
Looking NORTH

The Pictometry oblique images merged by Randolph Langenbach using Photoshop into a single mosaic.

Looking SOUTH (North Half)

The Pictometry oblique images merged by Randolph Langenbach using Photoshop into a single mosaic.

Looking SOUTH (South Half)

The Pictometry oblique images merged by Randolph Langenbach using Photoshop into a single mosaic.

Looking EAST

The Pictometry oblique images merged by Randolph Langenbach using Photoshop into a single mosaic.

 

Looking WEST (North Half)

The Pictometry oblique images merged by Randolph Langenbach using Photoshop into a single mosaic.

 

Looking WEST (South Half)

The Pictometry oblique images merged by Randolph Langenbach using Photoshop into a single mosaic.

 

Map of Gingerbread District showing the street names most clearly.  "Line Version" of Open Street Map from http://Haiti.openstreetmap.nl .

STEREO PAIRS OF PICTOMETRY AERIAL IMAGES (pairs selected and laid out by Randolph Langenbach)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING ON A COMPUTER MONITOR:  The LEFT image is on the RIGHT, and vis--versa.
To see images please cross your eyes. It sometimes helps to hold your finger about 3-4 inches (5-7cm) from your nose and move it back and forth until you see a third image appear in the distance, then re-focus your eyes on that third image and it should pop into 3D. (If you have never done this before, be patient with yourself - as it takes practice. It may be easier to first try this with the thumbprint views on this page - the "graduate" to the enlarged views that open when you click on the thumbprints.)

These two image pairs are meant to serve as examples of what can be done with the Pictometry data where two shots overlap side-to-side as the airplane moved.  In the case of the informal housing on the hillside ("bidonville" in Haitian Creole) it is very instructive to be able to actually see how steep these hillsides are.
 

   
   
   
   

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Randolph Langenbach

M-Arch (Harvard), Dipl.Conservation (York, England)

 

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