28 October 2009

GigaPan at IDeX

Fine Fellow Mike Wolcott, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Design at Washington State University, has embedded a gigapan of their brainstorming session / mashup board on his energy blog. We are so excited to see these new Fine Fellows using GigaPan to document their work.

27 October 2009

3rd Fine Outreach for Science!

We held the 3rd Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop in Pittsburgh last week... and we are already starting to see GigaPans pop up on our website... and on their websites!

One of our new fellows, Patrick Saltonstall, Curator of the Aluqtiq Museum in Kodiak Alaska, embedded a panorama on his blog earlier today.

We can't wait to see what our 25 new fellows will do with GigaPan.

29 September 2009

Fine Scientist featured on National Geographic Channel

Steve Sillet, one of our pilot Fine Scientists, is featured in the film, titled "Climbing Redwood Giants" broadcasting on the National Geographic Channel on Tuesday September 29th at 10pm ET/PT. View all of the GigaPans taken by Steve

21 September 2009

Half Terapixel Recognition

Thanks to the observations of our friend Kilgore, I'm happy to congratulate Ron Schott for having established a whole new record. He has uploaded more than half a terapixel of GigaPan data to the site now. And his average GigaPan size is more than one gigapixel. Few can make that claim. Congratulations Ron!

19 June 2009

GigaPan on Hawaii Public Radio

Everyone, enjoy a Hawaii Public Radio interview with two of our wonderful GigaPan community members who are also Fine Outreach for Science fellows.

If you go to the ByteMarksCafe website and download the MP3 file, go to minute 20:30 to hear the interview with Richard Palmer and Kim Bridges. Congratulations and Mahalo Kim and Richard,

20 May 2009

Let the FOFS year 2 workshop begin!

Tomorrow we begin the second-year Fine Outreach for Science workshop in Pittsburgh, PA. This is an exciting year, bringing together six returning Fine Fellows from our program last year with two dozen new world-class scientists and journalists who will be receiving deep training in all aspects of GigaPan production and dissemination. For a good time, check out some of the panoramas that the Fine Scientists have taken over the past year.

18 March 2009

GigaPan in England

Next week we are conducting a special GigaPan workshop at the Study Gallery in Dorset, England to train scientists who study the world heritage site, the Jurassic Coast. Bournemouth University will be setting up a special lending library of GigaPan imagers for those who graduate from this course, so this is an exciting new direction. In addition on Thursday evening, 26 March, at 7PM I will be giving a public lecture about the GigaPan project there, at Bournemouth University in Allsbrook Theatre. This workshop is funded by the
Fine Family Foundation and the Fine Foundation, so all thanks to them for making this possible.

27 February 2009

New Scientist article

There is a wonderful New Scientist article here about the Fine Outreach for Science fellows who are using Gigapan. Our very own Richard Palmer, Ron Schott, Sarah Sharpe and Bill Wallauer have their work with Gigapan in science described. Congratulations!

13 February 2009

Discovery Show - Daily Planet talks GigaPan

The Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" series just released an episode on TV that you can access on-line that you should take a look at. They filmed this in celebration of Darwin's 200th birthday anniversay, and at about minute 13 it features Alex Smith, one of our Fine Foundation Gigapan fellows, talking about their Barcode of Life project at the University of Guelph. He shows how they use GigaPan to capture the environment of the DNA specimens they collect and this features live usage of the website with a giant touch screen. Enjoy!

30 January 2009

Extreme Resolution

Richard Palmer is a member who has special expertise in extremely large resolution Gigapans, among many other fantastic types of shots. He recently uploaded an incredible example- a Gigapan of
Koko Crater. This is more than 11 billion pixels, and what really stands out is the detail with which you can see hikers on the opposite side, hiking away. Truly stunning.