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Boštjan Burger

Boštjan Burger

burger.si
Ljubljana - Slovenia - Europe
burger@burger.si

Even though my first major subject at university was in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and my first job was as a professional programmer in the late 80’s, my life-style and work was to be a geographer. Not by education but by my real work, as I was implementing my knowledge of informatics in geography and researching the hydrography of Slovenia, in particular its waterfalls. My main working tools were a map and later, in 1997, a GPS unit and a 35 mm SLR camera.

I have documented over 130 waterfall locations with hundreds of waterfalls and published the project on the internet in 1996 with the name “Slovenia Land of Waterfalls”. However Slovenia is not a typical waterfall country - it is the land of the distinctive limestone terrain known as karst (Kras). Over 10,000 subterranean caves were tempting and I just needed a good tool to start visually documenting them. In the late 90’s I met another geography guy, Don Bain from the University of California, who introduced me to an amazing method of documentation - Virtual Reality Panoramas.

I soon mastered that methodology and by 1999 I had created a complete virtual tour of Ljubljana, Slovenia, similar to today’s Street View. I named it the Ljubljana Open Air Museum. Hundreds of virtual reality panoramas of streets were linked together with hotspots. In the year 2000 I extended the Street View-like project of Slovenian towns to include virtual tours of museums. Eventually I created 106 comprehensive tours of museums. Encouraged by the results I started my first documentation of limestone karst and caves in 1999. The public response to my virtual tours of caves was so great that Slovenian national television made a documentary of my work in 2001. I have been invited to give many geography lectures, and my internet project was chosen as one of the best within the European Schoolnet project in May 2001.

I didn’t have a complete geographic education, so I decided to finish the university geography programme. I have specialized in karst geomorphology and in the course of many projects fine-tuned a method of light-painting to illuminate large caverns. My last important subterranean project was 500 meters below ground in the methane gas polluted environment of a coal mine at Velenje in Slovenia. Between November 2010 and March 2011 I have documented important coal mining processes using virtual reality panoramas, and presented all the collected visual data in an e-learning “classroom”.

What is a geography? It is not just a profession but it is also a lifestyle. I am proud that I was able to be a baby sitter to my kids and many times take them with me to special geographical locations.

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Contributions


wwp317 | Concrete

Concrete Award (for patriotism)

Žale (Ljubljana main cemetery), Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

March 21st, 2017 @10:03 am CET

wwp1216 | Best Of 2016

WW2 memorial: Signing the capitulation of German army in Topolšica.

Topolšica, Šoštanj Municipality, Štajerska Region, Slovenija

22nd December 2016, 10:30 CET

wwp916 | Numbers

The Number of Roses a Man Once Gave a Woman Held Hidden Meanings

Volčji Potok, Slovenia

September 10th 2016 @12:30 CEST

wwp616 | Unique

The Highest Tidal Amplitude of the World

Gardner Creek, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

June 1st, 2016, ~ 14 h

wwp316 | Travel

Travel to Alps and hike around the lake

Bohinj Lake, Bohinj, Upper Carniola, Slovenia, Europe

January 17th 2016, late morning to afternoon

wwp1215 | Best Of 2015

The Summer Evening at Loire River

Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire, France

June 28th, 2015 ~ the Sun set

wwp915 | Peace

The Peace of the Mountains

Srednji vrh, Karavanke Alps, Slovenia

September, 12th, 2015 @ 12:00 CEST

wwp615 | New

New Canon EOS 5Ds - Very First Panorama

Slovenska cesta, Ljubljana, Slovenija

May 26th, 2015 @11:20 CEST

wwp315 | Weather / Climate

Gypsy Cave

Željnske jame, Kočevje, Slovenia

January 8th 2015 ~ 13:00 UTc+1

wwp1214 | Best of 2014

Ouch!

St. James Church, Dobrovnik, Prekmurje Region, Slovenia

December 12th, 12:30 CET

wwp914 | Ruins

Isonzo Front - Mrzli vrh WWI Landmark

Mrzli vrh, Posočje (Isonzo River), Slovenia

September 27th, 2014

wwp614 | Work

Cheese Production on Highland Pasture

Planina Zaprikraj, Posočje, Slovenia

June 19th, 2014 @11:00 h

wwp314 | Decade

A Decade Since Slovenia’s Accession to European Union

Brdo Estate, Predoslje Settlement, Gorenjska (Upper Carniola) Region, Slovenia

March 20th, 2014 @13:21

wwp1213 | Best of 2013

Coastal Waterfall

Fecamp, Upper Normandy, France

July 25th 2013, ~17:00

wwp913 | Mortality

Death of the Electric Legend

Centralne delavnice Moste, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 23rd, 2013 / 13:30 CEST

wwp613 | Machines

Beer Machine

Žalec, Savinjska Dolina, Styria, Slovenia

June 17th 2013, 15:00 CEST

wwp313 | Scale

Seismic Network of Slovenia

Golovec, Ljubljana, Slovenia

18 March 2013 10:45 CET

wwp1212 | Best Of 2012

Little Erorsion Channels of the Soča River

Trenta, Posočje, Slovenia

September 7th, 2012 at ~ 16:00

wwp912 | Necessity

Light

Željnske jame (Caves of Željne), Kočevje, Slovenia

September 18th, 2012 ~ 13:20 CEST

wwp612 | Heritage

True Heritage

Mangrtski jezeri (Belopeški jezeri), National park of Mangrt Lakes, Italy

June 16th, 13:00 CEST

wwp312 | Paths

Isle Path

Drava River, Mariborski otok (Island Of Maribor), Slovenia

March 16, 2012, 15:00

wwp2012 | Culture

Douaumont Village

Douaumont Village, Arrondissement Verdun, Meuse Department, Region Lorraine, France

June 19th 2013, 18:00

wwp2012 | Culture

The Culture is the Right to Protest, Right?

Ljubljana, Slovenia

January 23rd, 2013 - ~12:00

wwp2012 | Culture

Vanishing Medieval Castles

Smlednik, Valburga, Slovenia

May 15th, 2013 ~ 16:30 CEST

wwp2012 | Culture

Laufarija – a Shrovetide Carnival in Cerkno

Cerkno, Slovenia

February 11th, 2013 ~ 14:30

wwp2012 | Culture

Mountaineering

Kamniška Bistrica, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia

September 15th, 2012 ~ 13:00 CEST

wwp2012 | Culture

Accordion Player

Kamnik, Slovenia

September 8th 2012 ~ 14:00 CEST

wwp2012 | Culture

Kurenti — Etnofest

Ptuj, Slovenia

February 11, 2012, 13:00

wwp2012 | Culture

Severni sij (Northern Lights)

Maribor, Slovenia

January 20, 2012, 20:00

wwp1211 | Best Of 2011

Tour de France

Briançon, France

December 21, 2012, 13:00 CEST

wwp911 | History

Čolniči Cave

Cerkniško polje, Notranjska, Slovenija

September 24, 2011, 21:00 (CEST)

wwp611 | Family

Independence Day

Kongresni trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

July 24, 2011, 21:50 CEST

wwp311 | Limits

Someone had the Courage...

Slivje, Slovenija

March 23, 2011, 5:00 pm UTC+1

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

The Forest on the Edge

Komarča, Bohinj, Slovenia

August 18th, 2013 ~ 9:00 CEST

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

A Living Fossil

Volčji Potok, Slovenia

February 3rd, 2013 ~ 12:00

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Vegetation Inversion

Lopučniška dolina, Triglav National Park, Slovenia

August 18th, 2013 ~ 15:00 CEST

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Winter Forest of Pokljuka

Pokljuka, Triglav National Park, Slovenia

December 28th, 2012 @ 11:39

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Forest at Predjama

Predjama, Slovenia

September 20th, 2012 at 11:30 CEST

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Kamniška Bistrica

Kamniška Bistrica, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia

September 15th, 2012 ~ 12:30 CEST

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Island Forest

Drava River, Mariborski otok, Slovenia

March 16, 2012, 16:30

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Summertime in a Blind Valley

Dobeno, Central Slovenia

June 21, 2011, 16:00 CEST

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Alpine Forest in Springtime

Kamniška Bistrica, Kamnnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia

May 19, 2011, 10:00 am CEST

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Beech Forest in Early Springtime

Bukovniško jezero, Prekmurje, Slovenia

April 17, 2011, 12:00 CET

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Winter: Forest Elevation Border

Snežnik, Slovenia

February 7, 2011, 12:00 hours CET (UTC+1)

wwp1210 | Best Of 2010

172m Below the Sea Level

Šoštanj-Velenje, Slovenia

December 19, 2010, 12:44 UTC+1

wwp910 | Crossroads

Where the Heck is a Crossroad?

Ljubljansko barje, Lipe, Slovenia

September 21, 2010, 12:46 CEST

wwp610 | Forgotten Places

Palaeolithic Station Babja Jama

Gorjuša, Dob, Domžale, Slovenia

June 25, 2010, 21:55 CEST

wwp310 | Food

Is Love a Soul Food?

Hrastovlje, Slovenska Istra, Slovenia

March 18, 2009, 12:10 UTC+1

wwp1209 | Best Of 2009

Fusion – Energy of the Future

Ljubljana, Slovenia

March 20, 2009, 19:00 CET

wwp909 | Performing Arts

Rough for Theatre II • Play

Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 18, 2009, 19:50 GMT + 2:00 (Central Europe Daylight / Summer Time)

wwp609 | Time

Time is passing by...

Kalce - Logatec, Slovenia

June 19, 2009, 10:15 am CEST

wwp309 | Diversity

Barefooted Tunnel

Bosonogi rov, Nova Križna jama, Notranjska, Slovenija

March 18th, 2009, 21:00 UTC+1

wwp1208 | Best Of 2008

60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Prešernov trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

December 9, 2008, 18:30 UTC+1

wwp908 | Color

Vineyard Colours

Trška Gora, Dolenjska Region, Slovenija

18.9.2008, 10:07 CEST

wwp608 | Elevation

Collapsed Waterfall

Above Čedca Waterfall, Jezersko, Slovenia

June, 19th at 13:00 CEST

wwp308 | Beginnings

Evropa

Šempeter, Savinjska dolina, Slovenia

14:00 CET, March 20th

wwp108 | Wrinkle Tribute

Sleepy Ljubljana...

Prešernov trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia

07:07:30 - 07:08:30, December 22nd.

wwp1207 | Best of 2007

My Mountains...

Jenkova planina, Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe, Slovenia

18:10 CEST / October 17th, 2007

wwp907 | Sustenance

Run for a Life

Pasice Gorge, Cerkljansko, Slovenia

September 19th, 2007 at 9:30 am

wwp607 | Community

Radio Community but not Community Radio

Domžale, Slovenia

12:16 CEST / June 20th 2007

wwp307 | Atmosphere

Before the Columbus

Piran, Istria, Slovenia

March, 21st. at 10:45 CET

wwp1206 | Best of 2006

Nostalgia

Rue Mercerie, Briançon, Hautes-Alpes, France

13:30, 8. August 2006, sunny day

wwp906 | Transportation

No Car Day ? No Problem... Use Train...

Ljubljana Railway Station, Slovenia

22nd September 2006, 14:10 CEST, sunny day: 18°C

wwp606 | Gardens

Countryside Garden from the 19th Century

Pleterje, Šentjernejsko polje, Dolenjska, Slovenia

21st June 2006 / 9:30 am CEST (27°C, sultry weather)

wwp306 | Borders

Russian Federation - USA Border

Ljubljana, Slovenia

19th March 2006, 9:30 CEWT

wwp1205 | Best of 2005

Subterranean Exploration

Cave near Bloška Polica, Notranjska Region (Inner Carniola), Slovenia

~11 am / 8th February 2005

wwp905 | Energy

Tesla Coil

Technical Museum of Slovenia, Bistra, Slovenia

15:10 CEST / 22nd September 2005

wwp605 | Water

Water - Creator of the Karst

Planina, Notranjska, Slovenia

9:30 am CEST (UTC+2) / June 16, 2005

wwp305 | Marketplace

Palm Sunday bundles - Cvetne butarice

Ljubljana, Slovenia

17th March 2005 / 10:30 am CET

wwp1204 | Sanctuary

Sanctuary of the spirit

Ljubljana, Slovenia

17th December / 10:15 am CET ( @427 beats )

wwp904 | Bridges

The Great natural bridge of Rakov Skocjan

Rakov Skocjan, Notranjska Region, Slovenia

20th September 2004 / 18:45 CET

wwp304 | The Original WWP

The Mythological Entrance into the Underground - Pluto's Hades?

Skocjan Caves Park, Karst, Slovenia

11:30 - local time +1

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