Zoom in on jaw dropping detail.
A gigapixel image is a digital image composed of more than one billion pixels. It contains more than 150 times the detail captured by a typical consumer camera. Gigapixel images can be displayed on‑line using streaming technology, which breaks the image into small tiles and loads them as you look.
This allows you instantly view and explore high‑resolution images that are over several gigabytes in size. At a size of over 20ft (6m), a gigapixel print retains jaw-dropping detail even when viewed a few inches away.
To create the image a robotic camera mount will be used to capture thousands of digital images and weave them into a uniform high-resolution picture. The process allows users to share and explore brilliant gigapixel panoramas. The technology is the product of collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, with support from Google.
Gigapixel images are great for promoting product launches, advertising campaigns, and promoting tourism growth in your city or region.
Images of London, Prague and Paris have attracted millions of visitors. A recent image of Machu Picchu that I took attracted over 1,000,000 visitors.
Image files will be ready after 5 weeks and will be able to be uploaded and hosted on any website.
Image tagging software can be deployed with the image at extra cost to give users the ability to zoom into the incredible detail, find people and places, then tag and share them on Facebook. A snapshot feature also allows users to take photos inside the image and then post them directly to Facebook.
The image can also be printed to huge sizes while retaining their full resolution. These images can be displayed in places such as airports, parks, malls and hotels.
The 3D model above is of the Energy Living building. Energy is the most exclusive rental building in Medellin. The building contains 71 apartments between 53 and 130sqm of area, with modular and flexible designs spaces that allow different inhabit typologies.
The sleek, modern apartments offer flat-screen TVs, balconies with city and/or mountain views, kitchens, and sitting areas. Some have private hot tubs, balcony breakfast bars, movie projectors, and/or pool tables. Wi-Fi is complimentary.
Amenities include a gym, a hot tub, and a rooftop terrace with a pool, as well as a sauna.
I circled the building with my drone taking almost 200 high resolution photos and stitched them together to make this 3D model. If you zoom in you can see remarkable detail in the furniture that is sitting on the patios of the apartments.