“Gigapan” by Knelly and Goldberg

  • ©Mary Jo Knelly and Miriam Goldberg






    Learn about gigapixel imagery and the GigaPan process, including its applications for educators and students, professional and amateur photographers, and scientists.

    The GigaPan process allows users to upload, share, and explore brilliant gigapixel+ panoramas from around the globe. It consists of three innovations: a robotic camera mount for automatically capturing hundreds to thousands of images using a standard digital camera, custom software for stitching images into very high-resolution (gigapixel) panoramas, and a new type of web site for sharing and exploring these panoramas.

    GigaPan is the newest development of the Global Connection Project at Carnegie Mellon University, which aims to introduce us to our neighbors across the globe and help us learn about our planet. GigaPan will help
    bring distant communities and peoples together through images that have so much detail that they are, themselves, objects of exploration, discovery and wonder. Enabling people to explore, experience, and share each other’s worlds can be a transforming experience. Our mission is to make all aspects of the
    GigaPan experience accessible and affordable to the broadest possible community.

    GigaPan is a collaboration among the NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, and Google, Inc.

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