Positioning the Positioners

A series of small application that reverse the view back onto navigation satellites. Using satellite tracking services and a mixture of google maps and Mapbox, three applications give a different way to look back at satellites.

Satellite Painter uses the past trajectory of a satellites to paint over a map of the world. A pattern emerges that makes visible the coverage of the satellites.

Above and Below uses the position of a satellite to collect an image from google streetview looking directly up and an image from google maps looking down.

Coverage Capture is an app that takes a photo of the sky from Streetview everytime a satellite passes over that location. These photos are pasted onto a map of the world.