Find yourself complaining about your camera’s megapixel deficiency? Well, skip over this story, as it will make you crap your pants!
The Place: Czech Republic - specifically the reading room of the super old and private Strahov monastery.
The Culprit: Jeffrey Martin and his bionic robotic GigaPanBot: “The GigaPanBot is an automatic rotating pan and tilt head designed to rotate and trigger a digital DSLR camera. It can be used in combination with fish eye lenses to shoot fast 360° panoramas or with tele lenses up to 600mm to shoot multi-row…”
The Outcome: A massive 40 GigaPixel – 360 Degree – 283 GB Panoramic Digital Image! Yea, I said 283 GB image! The finished images was stitched together from about 2,947 separate shots, taking a computer a little over 4 days to complete. Sweet jesus! Now that a new record is set, some one better start daisy-chaining those GigaPanBot cameras together, for a single 360 degree shot of New York…..from the Empire State Building. Just Looked over at my Canon T2i……it just shed a tear…..
Google, working with their mapping/imagery partners, are creating informative but highly shocking multimedia pictures of Japan’s most devastated areas. Above/below are slider images (before/after) high resolution shots of some of the damage incurred turning the 8.8 richter earthquake and subsequent tsunami, that hit Japan’s Eastern Coast on March 11, 2011.
“We’re working to provide this data directly to response organizations on the ground to aid their efforts. We hope this new updated satellite imagery is valuable for them as well as everyone else following this situation to help illustrate the extent of the damage.”