GigaPan Education Outreach


Gigapan provides education outreach out of the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.  Their mission is to place the Gigapan in schools and communities in ways that empower people to explore and better understand their environment, learn and communicate with peers from across the globe (or in some cases – from across the street).

For more information, contact Dror Yaron at dror@cmu.edu.  Mr. Yaron is doing amazing work bringing GigaPan and gigapixel technology to schools and the science community.

GigaPan and UNESCO in South Africa Schools

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GigaPan and GigaPixel technology in Education


Uses of Gigapan Technology In Formal And Informal Environmental Education
Jerry Schoen
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
R. D. Stevenson
University of Massachusetts Boston


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NOTACON 6: Immersive Video: Photogrammetry in Game Development


Speaker: Steve Mokris & John Bowditch

By utilizing recently developed technologies such as 360-degree photography and immersive video, our team can construct accurate models of buildings and other sites that may be considered at risk for terrorist attacks, hostage situations, or other disasters. For example, if a large-scale fire breaks out on the 10th floor of the Cleveland, Ohio 5/3 Center, first responders will be able to navigate through a virtual world representation, and design an appropriate response. While this project is primarily designed for emergency response, the platform can also be used for planning, prevention, and recovery needs. The presentation will consist of a demonstration of the technology used to capture photos and videos, the process of building a virtual world from this visual data, and the current status of the overall project.

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Geospatial Relocation of Japan


Geospatial Information Survey Authority of Japan’s analyzation of the resulting repositioning of the nation from the 9.0 Earthquake on March 11th 2011.

 

 

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Gigapan Workflow from Rich Gibson


Gigapan Workflow

Pre-Shoot Checklist

Things to consider before you go out into the field.

  1. Decide on your goal, or outcome. To be cliche: failure to plan means planning to fail. It is okay for your plan to be as minimal as ‘explore an area and take some gigapans if I see something interesting.’ Problems come when you have an expectation of creating something great, but no sense of a goal to get there.
  2. Do any research you wish about the area you are going to photograph. Exploring an area in Google Earth may give you insight into places you wish to cover with gigapans.
  3. Obtain and pack any maps or other resources you need.
  4. Set the time on your camera. If you have a GPS, use the GPS time to sync your camera time. Tip: take a picture of your GPS showing the current time to the second. You can use the time in the exif headers and match to the GPS to get the true time.
  5. If you are using a GPS, check the track log memory and make sure there is space for your intended trip. The the tracklog resolution as appropriate for you. In a modern GPS using the standard mode is okay, but if you want detailed track logs and photo location set it to a more detailed option. Make sure the GPS is on, and is recording track logs.

Packing List (You Mileage may vary!)

  • Camera.
  • gigapan
  • tripod (contrary to some opinions, you don’t need to have a triopod.
  • camera mount screw, with extra if available.
  • spare camera battery and spare gigapan battery.
  • spare memory card
  • GPS
  • Notebook (paper 🙂 and pen or pencil.

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Nicholas M. Hellmuth of FLAAR reviews Gigapan Epic Pro for digital-photography.org


Panoramic photography with Gigapan Epic Pro digital camera systems

When the first GigaPan panoramic camera systems came out, it was fascinating to watch how a several hundred dollar system could come close to my many thousand dollar panoramas with large-format and medium-format cameras.

I waited until the third generation Gigapan Epic Pro could hold a full-sized 35mm Nikon or Canon DSLR. I did not want to try any of the earlier Gigapan models, since I already had plenty of professional panorama photography equipment. But now I have the Gigapan Epic Pro also, and am content with it. I will be even happer when we can get more diverse after-market panoramic software for the Gigapan.

Read the full digital-photography article by Dr. Hellmuth review here.

Sofia Monzon and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth taking pictures with Gigapan

Sofia Monzon and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth taking pictures with Gigapan

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18 Items Used to Conquer Everest


Gizmodo recommends you take a Gigapan Epic on your next expedition to the peak of Mt. Everest.

Read full article on Gizmodo here.

Gigapan Epic on top of the world

Gigapan Epic on top of the world

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