Following the success of our initial article about websites where you can find the best gigapixel panoramas, we have created “part II” of our series. Check out this article in order to find out more about six websites consisting of gigapixel photography projects, as they are worth seeing and will keep you busy for days to come.
Gigapixel panoramas are giving users the possibility of exploring places and cities that are otherwise inaccessible to them. The internet is a big thing and sometimes you can get lost. Well, here is our top list containing six websites where you can find thousands of great gigapixel panoramas and images.
Photographer Jeffrey Martin and Fujitsu Technology Solutions have worked together at creating the world’s second largest photo ever. It has been captured from the top of the Tokyo Tower. The Tokyo panorama measures 150-gigapixel and it has a width of 600,000 pixels. If it were to be printed, then it would be about 328-feet long.
A new gigapixel photo has appeared on the web, showing another European city in its full glory. It measures 34 billion pixels and more than 2,600 individual shots taken with a Canon 1D X have been used for it. This is Czech Republic’s capital city, Prague, and it looks simply amazing.
Panoramas are great and NASA knows this, so its researchers have decided to compile a gigapixel shot of Mars by stitching together about 900 RAW images. All photos have been sent from the Red Planet by the Curiosity rover, which has captured them in the fall of 2012, while being in the “Rocknest” area.
Duke University has attracted a lot of attention after revealing AWARE-2, a camera capable of capturing 50-gigapixel panoramic photos. Duke’s friends, called Aqueti, are looking to take the device on a field trip across the state, as a part of the Carolina Zoomin’ Kickstarter campaign, which will capture amazing gigapixel panoramas.
NASA has taken everyone by surprise once again with the launch of a gigantic panorama image, measuring 19.06-gigapixels. It has been called “The Long Swath” and it has been captured in roughly 20 minutes, by the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite, orbiting Earth at an altitude of 438 miles at speeds of 17,000 mph.
George Eastman House Museum, the world’s oldest museum dedicated to photography is the first of its kind to be featured in Google’s Art Project. The museum has submitted 50 high resolution photos to the online platform, ranging from the dawn of photography to modern times.
A photographer, who is renowned for this panoramic photos, has compiled 407 images of Mars, sent back by the Curiosity Rover. The car-sized robot captured those pictures over a period of 13 Martian days. Andrew Bordov has stitched them all together into an impressive 4-gigapixel panorama of the Red Planet.
Machu Picchu is one of those historic sites which deserve to be seen during one’s lifetime. However, not all people have the means required to travel to Peru. Fortunately, photographer Jeff Cremer is offering the next best thing with the help of a huge 16-gigapixel panorama image of the Inca site, a photo taken with the Canon 7D.
British Telecommunications was one of the Olympic Games 2012 main sponsors. In order to celebrate this opportunity, the company created the world’s biggest panorama image, which measures 320-gigapixel. The photo was created from more than 48,000 frames, while post-processing lasted three months.