Affordable Gigapixel Imaging by Uber-Gigapanner Rich Gibson


Affordable Gigapixel Imaging

http://geocoder.us/gigapan/

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.

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The Gadget Show: Gigapan Epic Pro & Top 5 Festival Gadgets


http://3donlinestore.org/3d-tube/the-gadget-show-web-tv-episode-87-gigapan-epic-pro-top-5-festival-gadgets/

On this week’s Web TV, Jon reviews the Gigapan Epic Pro, and Pollyanna checks out the Top 5 Festival Gadgets. For more videos, news and reviews go to fwd.five.tv

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Gigapan on Wired Science


Zoom In on Top 8 Ultrahigh-Resolution Science Panoramas By Dave MosherEmail Author on Wired Science

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.

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Google’s Alan Eustace delivered a keynote lecture at the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science


CarnegieMellonU | December 03, 2010 | 0 likes, 0 dislikes

Google’s Alan Eustace delivered a keynote lecture at the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, November 11-13 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Aiming to explore innovative use of gigapixel imaging in the classroom, the field and the laboratory, presentations focused on the latest techniques, ideas, applications and research findings related to various aspects of gigapixel imaging for science.

Contact: http://gigapixelscience.org or Mary Jo Daines at mknelly@andrew.cmu.edu

 

 

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David Korsmeyer of NASA Ames Research Center delivers a keynote at the first FOFS International Conference on Gigapixel and Gigapan Imaging for Science


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David Korsmeyer of NASA Ames Research Center delivers a keynote at the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, November 11-13 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Aiming to explore innovative use of gigapixel imaging in the classroom, the field and the laboratory, presentations focused on the latest techniques, ideas, applications and research findings related to various aspects of gigapixel imaging for science.

Contact: http://gigapixelscience.org or Mary Jo Daines at mknelly@andrew.cmu.edu

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Mark Bauman’s keynote lecture at the first FOFS on Gigapixel Imaging and Gigapaning for Science


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Mark Bauman’s keynote lecture at the first Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, November 11-13 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. With Illah Nourbakhsh and Milton Fine. Aiming to explore innovative use of gigapixel imaging in the classroom, the field and the laboratory, presentations focused on the latest techniques, ideas, applications and research findings related to various aspects of gigapixel imaging for science.

Mark Bauman of National Geographic Society discussed the role of gigapixel imagery as a tool for scientific, cultural and environmental literacy. He emphasized the projects National Geographic has undertaken in the space of interactive content and exploration for these same issues, demonstrating how new media forms of imagery are charting new relationships between the scientist, the public and the media company.

Contact: http://gigapixelscience.org or Mary Jo Daines at mknelly@andrew.cmu.edu

 

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3-D Stereo Gigapixel Panoramas


3DPan.org

created by Jason Buchheim for the celebration and exploration of 3-D Stereo Gigapixel Panoramas

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