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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

80 Gigapixel is Largest Spherical Panoramic Photograph in the World

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.

You can view the photo on 360cities.


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