Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Gigapan is a process developed by NASA Ames that combines photos into a highly detailed composite that allows incredible zooming and panning across its generated panoramas. These panoramas may be photographed with a standard digital camera. But consider the size: a digital camera taking a shot with resolution of 2000 x 3000 is 6,000,000 pixels, or a 6 megapixel image. Here we are talking about images at least 200 times that size. At this resolution, information not visible from the macro view emerges by zooming in. Take a look at this site.