Saturday, April 25, 2009

Experimental Gigapan interactive photo of Downtown Boise, Idaho


I have created an experimental Gigapan photo comprised of approximately 200 telephoto images stitched together. This single photo allows you to zoom in to see magniified close up images that are not evident in the original view. The snapshot thumbnail images are examples of details that can be found.

The same image is also available on my gigapan site, where you can add thumbnails of your own, and also view the panorama in Google Earth.

 You can also view a  3D Photo Tour kmz file of several buildings I photogaphed in March 2009, in downtown Boise that can be viewed in Google Earth. 

Hint! Turn on the 3D buildings layer in Google Earth to see several downtown Boise 3D buildings while you view the photos.  These 3D buildings and the foothills skyline are also aligned almost perfectly with the Gigapan image when viewed in Google Earth.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a really cool use of the Gigapan. Me and my classmates at Rutgers University have used a Gigapan to capture large portions of our campus with some pretty impressive results. If you're interested you can check out what we've done on our website at http://whereru.rutgers.edu/

Gary O. Grimm said...

Thanks for your comment. I enjoyed glancing at your Rutgers site too and will spend more time soon looking at more.
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