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 email@example.com. Mr. Yaron is doing amazing work bringing GigaPan and gigapixel technology to schools and the science community.
GigaPan and UNESCO in South Africa Schools
Uses of Gigapan Technology In Formal And Informal Environmental Education
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
R. D. Stevenson
University of Massachusetts Boston
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
November 23, 2010 |
The ability to capture extremely detailed panoramic views made up of hundreds of perfectly stitched individual photos is tremendously useful for scientists studying everything from rock outcrops to birds to microscopic organisms.
The creators of the GigaPan robot, which can automatically create zoomable gigapixel-scale images, announced eight winners of a science photography contest Nov. 11 at the Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science.
“Having access to such high-resolution images changes scientists’ relationships to images and the information they contain,” said Carnegie Mellon University robotics scientist Illah Nourbaksh, one of GigaPan’s inventors and an organizer of conference.
Created in 2006 by Carnegie Mellon and NASA, the GigaPan robotic camera mount can shoot hundreds of perfectly aligned images using almost any digital camera. After the photographer uploads the photos to a computer, photo-stitching software seamlessly merges them into a single, highly zoomable image.
Since 2007, Nourbaksh and others have trained 120 scientists to use the system. “There are 8,000 GigaPans out there just by scientists, and that’s growing every day as more of them use it,” Nourbaksh said.
From microbes on a barnacle to a landscape coated with penguins, explore the winning scientist-photographer entries, plus a sneak preview of zoomable, gigapixel-size, time-lapse videos.