A newly published 360-degree photo of London takes the crown as the largest spherical panoramic photo in the world. The image of London, at 360cities.net/london, has a total resolution of 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels.
Shot by photographer Jeffrey Martin over a period of three days from the top of the Centre Point building at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, the image reveals the highest-resolution view of any city that has ever been captured.
The London gigapixel consists of 7886 high-resolution individual photos taken from the Centre Point building on Oxford Street. These thousands of photos
were then stitched together as one single image on a powerful Fujitsu CELSIUS workstation. The computer comprises dual 6-core CPUs, 192GB of RAM, and a
4GB graphics card.
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This rare piece of colour footage of London was recorded in 1927 by Claude Friese-Greene, the son of pioneering cinematographer William Friese-Greene. His father had developed a colour process called Biocolour which wasn't successful and was overtaken by Techincolour.
The footage features scenes of London Bridge, the Thames, the Tower of London, Greenwich Observatory, the London docks, Whitehall, the Cenotaph, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Petticoat Lane, the Oval, the Changing of the Guard, Rotten Row, and the Houses of Parliament.
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