SongSAT is a tool to share the beauty of the world in different mediums, expressing the wonders of satellite imagery through audio. This allows the beauty of satellite imagery to communicate to an audience with visual impairments to enjoy the wonders of the world from above too, or to be used by musicians to aid with musical writing blocks.
Our team produced an algorithm, SongSAT, to convert four distinct geographical areas (Grasslands, forest, coastal/water areas, and mountainous areas) into songs with distinct, recognizable musical patterns that play back using MIDI. We took the MIDI files outputted and brought them into MuseScore, where we used different instruments and virtual instrument plugins to further enhance the auditory experience.
You can hear more locations and learn more about it at songsat.ca. We're proud to announce that this algorithm is 100% open source, and you can view the source code and run it yourself from github.com/mcvittal/SongSAT