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World's Largest Highest-Resolution Panoramic Photo: An 80 Gigapixel 360 Degree Image Of London

A newly published 360-degree image of London has become the largest, highest-resolution  panoramic photo in the world. The image of London has a total resolution of 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels, reports Daily Mail.

PTI [ Updated: November 19, 2010 11:26 IST ]
world s largest highest resolution panoramic photo an 80
world s largest highest resolution panoramic photo an 80 gigapixel 360 degree image of london

A newly published 360-degree image of London has become the largest, highest-resolution  panoramic photo in the world. The image of London has a total resolution of 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels, reports Daily Mail.


It is so detailed that the photographers even had to censor one image which they described as ‘naughty' - but they have not told users where the image was found or what it was.



This new London gigapixel image, if printed at normal photographic resolution, would be 115 feet long and 56 feet high.



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.



From this vantage point - 36 stories up in the air - an astonishing number of landmarks, houses, skyscrapers, shops, offices, and streets are visible.



Countless people at street level are observable, as well as thousands of windows, many of which reveal glimpses of life inside.  The faces of any identifiable children were also blurred too.



Previous attempts at world record gigapixels include a 26-gigapixel image of Paris, a 70-gigapixel image of Budapest, a 26-gigapixel image of Dresden, and Martin's previous record holder from 2009, an 18-gigapixel spherical image of Prague.



Martin, a panoramic photographer and the Founder of 360Cities.net, created the London gigapixel image from 7886 high-resolution individual photos taken from the Centre Point building.

These thousands of photos were then stitched together as one single image on a powerful Fujitsu CELSIUS computer.
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