Saturday, November 20, 2010

World record panoramic of London



I love world records, peopel all the world put a lot of effort in to each record, there is unmatched energy, research and a desire to be the worlds best.

So guess my amazement when I discovered a world record in photos as of November 2010, the worlds biggest panoramic photo.

Check out London, its landmarks and its story pixel by pixel by Jeffrey Martin at 360cities*

from his website:
"This is an 80-gigapixel panoramic photo, made from 7886 individual images. This panorama was shot from the top of the Centre Point building in central London, in the summer of 2010. We hope that the varied sights and energy of London have been captured here in a way never done before, so that you can experience one of the world's great cities - wherever you may be right now. "

Wow, can wait to see more!
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For those tech heads:
" The panoramic photo was stitched on a Fujitsu CELSIUS workstation comprising dual 6-core CPUs, 192GB of RAM, and a 4GB graphics card.

" I'm getting weak kneed just thinking about the dual 6 cores....phew..."

*360 Cities is dedicated to promoting geo-located, high-resolution spherical imagery by providing the best any where platform for publishing panoramic photography on the web. 360Cities.net is the web's largest collection of spherical, map-based panoramas, and through its partnership with Google Earth, this content is introduced to an even wider audience worldwide. 360 Cities is a Netherlands limited company with a subsidiary in Prague, Czech Republic.