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.
Geospatial Information Survey Authority of Japan’s analyzation of the resulting repositioning of the nation from the 9.0 Earthquake on March 11th 2011.
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
Affordable Gigapixel Imaging
The Gigapan was created by the Global Connection Project as part of their effort at “using the power of images to connect people, places, and events.”
The project consists of a robotic camera head which rotates the camera and automatically takes up to hundreds of images, custom software to stitch those images into a single potentially gigapan (1 gigapixel = 1,000 megapixels!) panorama, and a community website and flash-based viewer which can be embedded in your web page to enable your visitors to pan and zoom into your gigapixel images.
I am an independent photographer, programmer, author, and early Gigapan user. I am now available to come to your location and create gigapixel imagery which you can embed in your web pages or print at large scale. I have created tools and workflow to allow me to efficiently create high resolution gigapan images for about the price you’d pay for a Quicktime-VR, and integrate them into your web site..
I am also available for training and custom programming to help you take your own gigapans and create the right workflow for you.
Please contact me: RichGibson@gmail.com, 707-529-6413.
Google started integrating user photos into Street View last year. Now, in addition to Googles Panoramio you can upload your geocoded images Flicker and Picasa to StreetView with a new integration tool.
It works the same way it has since last February; when images are available, a small box labeled “User Photos” will appear in the upper right of the Street View interface. Additionally, they are placing small, gray circles on top of photos when there’s a similar shot from a different angle.