|PANAMINT VALLEY LANDSCAPE SIMULATION VIEWS||To Main Page|
|The following are images are simulations of various views of Panamint Valley derived from USGS topographic information, DeLorme Topo USA software, and 10 meter Satellite photographic data. The top two images were constructed using Topo USA, printed to a file, and then converted to grayscale and annotated with an image editor. The lower color images had their roads drawn on the two dimensional topo map and then projected into the 3D format by Topo USA. The notes were added with the image editor. These tools have proved to be a very useful "poor-man's" landscape impact simulation system. It has been difficult up to now to create credible dramatic visualizations of the impacts to some of these large desert areas. Now we can all more easily assess the possible aesthetic change to these big sections of public land. Compare these views with the photo-panoramas of the Panamint Valley Landscape Views Page||
Just Say "No" to Briggs
|Bird's eye View of Panamint Valley looking north from near Trona. The current area of impact of the Briggs Mine is the lower right white outlined area. The 3,000 acre area of proposed exploration is the upper white outlined area. Highway 178 comes north from Trona below and left crossing the low point in the Slate Range (near the white dot). The main Panamint Range is on the right, the Argus Range on the left. At the top of the valley is the Panamint Dunes and the northern dry lake where Highway 190 crosses heading east to Death Valley.|
|View Looking East Across Panamint
Valley Opposite Exploration Site - Here the white lines
represent both actual roads as well as the 22 miles of potential
new roads. Along the base is the Wingate Road heading to the
current Briggs Mine out of site to the right. The road
heading up the center is the existing South Park Canyon Jeep Road.
The black line is the boundary of the project area.
Again these lines show where the roads would be, it is not a projection of the amount of visual impact.
|Panamint Valley Landscape Simulation Oblique View Looking Northeast - Panamint Range in the center, Death Valley behind, and Searles Lake in lower right; Briggs project areas are in black.|
|Another View of the Valley From the South - Red lines are the new road locations, green lines existing roads, blue lines are new wash roads, and the black is again the project area boundary. It is over thirty miles from the Briggs Mine Area to the north end of the valley, a big landscape!|
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